Kampala Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have preferred charges of inciting violence against two leaders of the National Unity Platform who were arrested while leading a procession to parliament demanding to meet the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
On Thursday, about 50 women including mothers and relatives of NUP suspects who were arrested in Kalangala district in January this year and remanded to Kitalya prison converged at the NUP headquarters in Kamwokya where they first addressed journalists before marching to parliament. They explained that the continued incarceration of their husbands has taken a huge toll on their families and the education of their children.
Police arrested two NUP leaders who include Afua Namayimba, division councilor elect for Kyebando and Agnes Namukula, division elect councilor for Rubaga. They are currently being detained at Kiira road police station on charges of inciting violence.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Police Spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Area, the two will be arraigned in court on Monday.
He says that the two leaders were inciting the public while they allegedly mobilized party supporters and other members of the public to demonstrate.
NUP claims that 400 of its supporters are missing but the government said it cannot account for about 354 persons.
Over 100 people were arrested during the campaign trail of the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine in Kalangala district. Ninety-six suspects were transferred and detained at Masaka central police Station.
They were later charged with inciting violence, participating in acts likely to lead to the spread of Covid-19, obstructing and assaulting police officers on duty. The others were later slapped with charges of illegal possession of ammunition.