Bullets and teargas in Kasese


Police and the army have fired teargas and bullets at a tally centre in Kasese district.

According to reports from Kasese, people gathered at the district tallying centre to witness the reading of the results from Thursday polls.

The army and police deployed and sealed off the facility.

The security then fired bullets and teargas to scare away the crowds.

The army also barricaded Kasese-Fort Portal highway.

Inside the tally centre, opposition FDC officials refused to move and leave ballots unattended.

Two people are reported shot in the chaos but there is no confirmation yet.

Similar incidents are ongoing in Iganga town where security also fired teargas at restive residents.

In Masaka, tensions have been high since morning with residents accusing electoral commission officials of plotting to later election results.

Gunfire in Bulambuli

Gunfire and teargas rocked Bulambuli town last night as police and the army tried to disperse a group of rowdy supporters of Sarah Nambozo Wekomba, a parliamentary contestant who tried to raid the tallying center.

According to The Observer, a group of more than 70 people mainly youth camped at the gate of the tallying center at Bulambuli community hall shortly after the counting of the votes started at the various polling stations.

Armed with clubs, pangas, spears and bow and arrows, they managed to overpower police.

Military and police personnel were called from  Mbale to intervene.

Led by James Ruweza, the Elgon Regional police commander, the anti-riot police and the soldiers fired bullets and later mixed in teargas.

Over 25 were arrested and detained at Mbale central police station.

Butambala District

Here 24 people were arrested and detained at Kibibi Police Station for alleged assault of voters on the election eve.

The district police CIID officer, Sulaiman Mukooli, told Daily Monitor, the suspects were travelling in a van and truck carrying sticks.


Here, Monitor reports, police heavily deployed to guard the residence of Paul Sande Emolot [prime minister of Iteso cultural institution] along Hyena Drive in Tororo municipality after supporters of Yeri Apollo Ofwono accused the NRM candidate in the Tororo municipality parliamentary race, of bribing voters.

Commanded by the district police commander Robert Katuramu, the deployment was made to secure the residence of Emolot after people threatened to burn the residence on suspicion that he was dishing money on behalf of Sanjay Tanna the incumbent area MP, to bribe voters.

Katuramu said they searched the home in the presence of Tanga Odoi the chairperson of NRM electoral commission who represented Apollo Ofwono.

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