Violence as Amelia, rival supporters clash


Ishta Kyambadde [R] and siblings support their mum’s consultations for her parliamentary bid – Hon. Amelia Kyambadde.

Chaos has broken out in Mawokota North constituency between supporters of Amelia Kyambadde and her rival, Grace Kansiime.

So far, two vehicles are reported to have been smashed in the chaotic scenes.

Amelia’s supporters a week back clashed with those of her rival Kansiime who is vying for the Mawokota North NRM flag.

Many were left injured in the violent clashes.

The incident prompted the (NRM) disciplinary committee members in Mpigi District set tough guidelines for the aspirants.

John Bosco Lubyayi, the Mpigi District NRM chairperson, who chairs the party’s district disciplinary committee, said the guidelines would help end chaos that has characterized joint party campaigns in the last couple of weeks.

According to the guidelines, placards or T-shirts, with inscriptions that are abusive or tarnish opponents’ images have been banned.


Kyambadde lines up to vote on Tuesday

All candidates were required to explain their manifestos to the voters without attacking their rivals.

Despite these efforts, violence Tuesday set in once more which saw supporters grip each other’s necks.

Amelia who doubles as the Minister for Trade and Industry, spent the better part of the weekend assuring residents in Mpigi district that government will give them piped water and electricity.

Speaking in Jjeza town Mpigi district, Amelia said villages of Kiring’ente, Bulamu, Nswanjere, Galabi will receive piped water in additional to rural electrification where health facilities, educational institutions, and villages will be able to receive power.

She also promised them a vocational training institute in Mpigi district.

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