Youth mobiliser arrested over Mbabazi posters


A policeman removes Amama’s poster from a building in Kampala

On the same day of his declaration to stand for Presidency, Amama Mbabazi’s youth mobiliser in Kabale has been arrested.

Robert Kabarebe Kihembe was arrested from his home along Nkunda road in Kabale town at around 1am on Sunday.

He is accused of pinning Amama posters seeking 2016 presidency on buildings in Kabale town.

Kigezi region police spokesman, Elly Maate, confirmed the arrest saying Kihembe is charged with holding early campaigns.

He said police has commenced investigations so as to prosecute Kihembe for pinning posters without authority.



“He is in police custody for breaching the law on campaigns. Campaigning before the official dates normally announced by the electoral commission is an offence,” Maate is quoted by Daily Monitor as saying.
He said police recovered portraits and T-shirts of Amama from the Kihembe’s house.

Another mobiliser in Kabale town, Pieri Mbabazi, survived arrest after police stormed his home in Rwakaraba searching for the posters and T-shirts but never found any.

In Kampala, Mbabazi posters were pinned on buildings and along the streets only to be plucked off by police.

Police is also heavily deployed in the city and suburbs especially Kololo where youth are expected to congratulate their presidential candidate upon declaration.

Yesterday, Fred Enanga, police spokesperson, warned that Pro-Mbabazi youth were planning demonstrations and would be delt with.

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