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Deputy police boss camps in Sembabule ahead of NRM polls

Security personnel at Sembabule police station

Security personnel at Sembabule police station

The deputy inspector general of police, Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeyi has pitched camp in Sembabule district amid rising political tensions ahead of the NRM parliamentary primaries for Mawogola North and West constituencies. 

Ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party members in the two constituencies will be getting back to polls on September 30 to elect their flag bearers for the 2021 general elections. 

The primaries in the two constituencies were first called off hours to the polling day on September 4 over acts of violence in which several people were injured and properties vandalized. The elections were again called off on September 28. Muzeyi has now moved to Sembabule ahead of the polling day to directly coordinate security in the area throughout the election exercise.   

Muzeyi spent a bigger part of the day on Monday in a closed meeting with local police commanders at the district headquarters and issued to them strict instructions on how to avert any forms of violence in the area. Muzeyi also heightened security deployment in Sembabule by increasing both personnel and heavy-security equipment in different corners of the district.  

Muhammad Nsubuga, the Greater Masaka regional police spokesperson says the deputy IGP has moved in purposely to secure the area of any eventualities that may interfere with peace in the area. He explains that Muzeyi has moved in ahead of time to engage the officers on how to better execute their responsibilities of maintaining stability throughout the election exercise that has created excitement in the area.

Notably, the heated political contest is to replace Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kahamba Kutesa as Mawogola North county MP, a position he is retiring from after he chose to give up on elective politics. 

The race is now between Kutesa's daughter Shartis Musherure Kutesa and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s younger brother Godfrey Aine Kaguta and Salim Kiseka, all competing for the NRM ticket. 

In Mawogola West, the incumbent MP Joseph Ssekabiito is facing Anifa Kawooya Bangirana, who is crossing from being the Sembabule district Woman representative to be elected in the constituency. However, the contest has since turned chaotic as supporters of either camp have become aggressive against each other.

Meanwhile, the NRM Electoral Commission chairperson, Dr. Tanga Odoi also announced that he is going to directly take charge of election in the area as well as make new deployments on the election officers to avoid possibilities of manipulation. He tasked the candidates to restrain their supporters against any forms of lawlessness.

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+1 #1 Lakwena 2020-09-29 12:22
What happened to Mr. M7 "fundamental change" (bogus)?

In other words, 35 years and counting; we are still a backward, barbaric, under evolved and violent banana republic; whose local elections has to be superintended by a whole Deputy IGP.

And if this is the case, how many Deputy IGPs shall we need during the 2021 General Election?

Just asking.
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+2 #2 Wazza 2020-09-29 13:39
That's where we have reached. Mere primary elections requiring full deployment of troops is laughable. This will not end well. Am very certain about that
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0 #3 Akot 2020-09-29 14:31
Quoting Lakwena:
What happened to Mr. M7 "fundamental change" (bogus)?

...35 years and counting; we are still a backward, barbaric, under evolved and violent banana republic; whose local elections has to be superintended by a whole Deputy IGP.

...how many Deputy IGPs shall we need during the 2021 General Election?

Just asking.


Thanks!

Why have Ugandans surrenderes to slavery & at the service of migrant Museveni, in the country formed by their tribal lands?

How will Ugandans look at one another & have a start, without Museveni who is also human & will die one day?
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-1 #4 Akot 2020-09-29 14:35
Quoting Wazza:
That's where we have reached. Mere primary elections requiring full deployment of troops is laughable. This will not end well. Am very certain about that


Agreed.

So, why are Ugandans not giving themselves chance by saying NO to the tribalistic system Museveni put in place & UNITE to bring him down, then go for the kind of governance they want?

Who, what is stopping Ugandans from doing what it takes to be FREE to live without Museveni & govern their country/Independent Tribal Lands, as they wish?
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+2 #5 Larry Mike 2020-09-29 15:29
Since this MP stuff has become so dangerous, why can't the appointing authority just appoint them.

It's the 40 million shillings a month that they are fighting for. Another possible solution is lowering the pay to let's say 5 million a month tax free. Are these candidates really killing one another because they yearn to serve Uganda?
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+1 #6 Larry Mike 2020-09-29 17:56
The thuggery is now being exposed. If NRM can't control themselves as a mere party, then how will the next five years be?

Primaries have proven to be bloody, what about actual national elections?
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0 #7 Kalibbala 2020-09-29 22:09
Refugees fighting for a looted Country..remember they keep telling You that They Hunted their Animal called Uganda after Butchering 800.000 People..35 Years down the Road look at the Police Station in Ssembabule Plus the Highways around!! All DUST!!

This has nothing to do with Elections but a Gimmick to Show Ugandans that They are Bound to be Over-ruled at Gun-point..Sewage will stink, Dust everywhere, but Cows and Guns No Case to Answer..Rutabayisirwa Owns Uganda..Folks calling yourself Ugandans are Misguided!!

More Blood will Flow until you stand Up and get Counted! Remember even Chinese or Russians who invented that Ak49 know how lethal it is..I told you that even Baboons can handle it..
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