Police arrest NRM youth, foil State House protest


NRM youth board yellow buses during campaigns

Police have intercepted and foiled a planned protest by NRM youth at State House Entebbe.

The youths from Masaka were arrested enroute State House Entebbe where they had planned to stage a protest against corruption.

The group was led by Faisal Sseruwagi, the Kimanya-Kyabakuza division NRM youth chairperson, Rogers Buregyeya, the Masaka municipality youth chairman for the ruling part, National Resistance Movement (NRM).

According to Uganda Radio Network, the group was cornered in taxis coated with placards at a roadblock in Lukaya 26km out of Masaka town.

The taxis were impounded and the youth who include; Abdullah Ssenabulya, Faisal Sseruwagi, Evelyn Kyomuhendo, Ronald Ssekabira, Baker Kiyemba, and Emmanuel Kasiita, were detained at Masaka Central Police Station.

The youths are protesting against corruption in Masaka municipality, illegal fishing allegedly carried out by army officers, land grabbing, shoddy work and poor service delivery.

At State House Entebbe, they expected to meet President Yoweri Museveni and ask him to intervene and arrest government officials involved in corruption and misappropriation of government funds.
URN reports that a joint operation carried out by traffic police, anti-riot police and UPDF soldiers is being carried out near Lukaya.

Passengers are being checked to picked out those suspected to be involved in the planned State House protests.

Source: URN

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