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Mbareba’s Agents Arrested in Rukiga

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By APN Reporter


The Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson Elly Maate has confirmed the arrest of 5 people for allegedly obstructing the electoral process in the Rukiga District Chairperson Race.

The arrested are Jeremiah Nimusiima, Chris Twinomucunguzi, Derrick Muhereza Kateeba, Mark Tushebe and Ivan Nkamushaba.

According to Maate, the arrested were detained for allegedly obstructing an electoral officer who was driving to deliver electoral items that included biometric machines, taped among others. 

Kwarikunda Micheal Mbareeba who is contesting on the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party ticket says the arrested were his agents and that they were picked by police and army at Habwera-Ntagaga market in Kitanga parish, Kashambya sub-county.

Kwarikunda says that the agents were investigating allegations of vote-rigging in favor of National Resistance Movement (NRM) party flag bearer, Robert Mbabazi Kakwerere.

This is after security officials led by Purikeria Muhindo Mwiine Kunihiira, the Rukiga Resident District Commissioner, and Caroline Kamusiime Muhwezi, Rukiga District Woman Member of parliament elect held an impromptu meeting with police officers at Rwamucucu sub-county headquarters hall where ballot papers were being kept.