Masaka youth arrested over anti-Museveni protests


Police in Masaka district is holding two opposition youth leaders for planning a demonstration against a court ruling which cemented President Yoweri Museveni’s election victory.

The Supreme Court last week ruled in favour of Museveni dismissing former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi’s petition for lack of evidence.

In response, opposition youth in Masaka planned a demonstration to protest the outcomes saying the court ruling was unsatisfactory.

The youth were led by Robert Kambugu Ssenyonga, the chairperson of Youth for Justice Brigade, a coalition of opposition political parties and Steven Ngobya Mulindwa, the group’s mobiliser.

On Wednesday, they stormed the deputy Resident District Commissioner, Joseph Ssekasamba to serve him with an intention to protest.

Their letter also denounced the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura.

Ssekasamba instead ordered police to arrest and lock them away.

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