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MP Allan Ssewanyana arrested for inciting violence

FILE PHOTO: Ugandan Opposition MP Allan Ssewanyana (C) holds a chair in a protest in the The Ugandan Parliament in Kampala on September 27, 2017.

Kampala, Uganda | Prossy Nansubuga | Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana has been arrested allegedly on counts of inciting violence in Munyonyo.

Reports indicate that the MP was found by police protesting with other locals against the demolition of their market at Kyengeza.

The market has been demolished by National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) in a move to evict encroachers to wetlands.

MP Ssewanyana has been in trouble with law enforcers several times before.

On Feburaury, 18 2019, Ssewanyana was arrested by police after a similar incident.

According Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson Patrick Onyango, Ssewanyana at the time had led a protest to close Kirudu hospital over poor sewage management without first seeking permission from the police.

Armed with a chain ready to close the facility, he was stopped by the police who arrested him and drove him to Naggalama police station.

 

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