Police teargas Kasibante, Kivumbi in Mpigi


Rubaga North MP Moses Kasibante (R) argues with a police officer

Police has fired teargas to disperse Erias Lukwago’s supporters in Buwama Mpigi district.

Three people are so far reported injured in the chaos that ensued.

Erias Lukwago, the Kampala Lord Mayor, earlier appeared at The Democratic Alliance offices in Naguru seeking an official reply to his request to be part of the coalition.

Butambala County MP, Muwanga Kivumbi, and Rubaga North MP, Moses Kasibante, had gone to Buwama to rally supporters and campaign for Lukwago.

Under their Truth and Justice Platform, Lukwago’s supporters gathered in Buwama town to show solidarity to the Lord Mayor.

However, police descended on Kasibante, Kivumbi and their group with live bullets and teargas, sending them in a disarray.

Police says the meeting was illegal because it had not been earlier notified by the group.

After marring the rally, police directed Kasibante and Kivumbi to relocate to another venue.

The MPs are said to have taken the rally to Kayabwe in the same district, along Masaka road.

Protest at TDA offices

Earlier, Lukwago’s supporters held a short protest at TDA offices demanding a quick redress to their grievances.

They accused TDA of playing favouritism games with Amama Mbabazi while their interests were being ignored.

George William Kiiza, one of the supporters said they have suffered in the struggle too and need to be recognised.

Lukwago too told press that he has been addressing rallies and was commencing to address more yet TDA was not responding to his request to join the coalition.

The chairperson of TDA’s Campaign Strategy and Coordination committee, Asuman Basalirwa, said the Monday TDA summit will take a decision on the petition and formally write to Lukwago.

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