DP’s Mukasa Mbidde arrested in Fort Portal

By Felix Basiime & Alex Ashaba

Police in Fort Portal is holding Democratic Party deputy president, also Uganda’s representative in the 3rd East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), representing Uganda Mr Mukasa Mbidde over holding an illegal assembly.

He was arrested together with the party Secretary General, Mr. Gerald Siranda at post office as they addressed journalists at 12:00pm about the planned amendment of the Constitution.

Speaking to KFM, The Rwenzori region police spokesperson Lydia Tumushabe says the suspects are have been charged with holding illegal assembly.

Kabarole district police commander, Mr Musa Tibakirana said, “We got information since Thursday that the Kogikwatako team is around and wants to demonstrate in Fort Portal ahead of the Empango celebrations and even go to King Oyo’s palace, so we are ready for them”

Security has been tightened in Fort Portal town with police deployment and patrol cars on almost all the streets following reports of a planned demonstration by the DP members.