11 FDC fans arrested in Kasese over mayoral polls


Police arresting FDC supporters in Kampala

Police in Kasese is holding 11 opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] supporters on suspicion that they were planning to disorganise the ongoing mayoral elections.

Rwenzori East RPC, Bob Kagarura, says the group was picked up at around 4:00am Wednesday morning.

He says police got intelligence that the group was planning to destabilise today’s mayoral elections.

The Electoral Commission spokesperson, Jotham Taremwa, last evening warned those planning to disrupt municipal and division elections.

He said EC was ready to kick-start the process.

“Voting is by universal adult suffrage starting at 7am until 4pm,” Taremwa said.

He announced that all municipalities had already received voting materials.

The elections kicked off this morning with a low turn up at a number of polling stations across the country.

No money for workers representatives

Meanwhile, yesterday, Minister Muruli Mukasa said there is no budget to carry out workers MP election and deadline is 12th March 2016.

“The secretary to the treasury, Ministry of Finance wrote to us, saying there was no money to elect workers MPs,” Muruli told plenary presided over by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

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