Police today morning arrested Kampala Woman MP Nabila Ssempala in Kampala for participating walk-to-work protests launched by the opposition last month against sky high fuel and food prices.
Nabila walked from her home in Kansanga before she was arrested by the area police authorities.A witness said that police manhandled the MP during the arrest. “Her trousers got torn and she was almost naked as policemen dragged her to their station,” Kampala Metropolitan FDC chairman, Livingston Kizito, who was walking with Ms Ssempala told Daily Monitor.
Meanwhile the three aides arrested with Kizza Besigye are before Nabweru court for bail application.
FDC’s Salaam Musumba on April. 30 said that Sam Mugumya, James Mwijukye and his driver, Ibrahim Kato had been detained at the Kireka-based Rapid Response Unit (RRU) and later taken to an unkown location all along without being charged.
Following FDC’s call for fresh protests today Rukungiri town was a bee hive of activity as hundreds combed the town calling for the resignation of President Museveni and his Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura.
Reports indicate that the army and police deployed heavily but there has not been any confrontation between the protesters and the security.