Posted on13 August, 2018 | 17:13

Kassiano Supporters Used Grader to Block Museveni Motorcade – Police

An unspecified number of people have Monday evening been arrested in the wake of unprecedented chaos that marked the final campaign rallies for the Arua Municipality parliamentary by election.

At least one person was shot dead, while President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy was accosted twice and one of vehicles severely damaged.

Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima came out describing the shocking turn of events, which he blamed on supporters of one of the candidates, Mr Kassiano Wadri, who is on an independent ticket.

According to Kayima, President Museveni’s motorcade was attacked at around 6:30Pm by what he termed as hooligans, as he left Booma grounds where he held the last rally for the ruling NRM candidate

“One of his lead cars was attacked and smashed by hooligans that were donning colors of one of the contestants, Kassiano Wadri,” said the police mouthpiece.

Photos released by State House earlier in the evening showed a shattered outer layer of the rear windscreen of the President’s car.


Mr Kayima in a statement, confirmed that one person was shot dead as “Security forces quickly intervened to calm the situation; which became riotous as many were pelting stones to the convoy of the president, which is unacceptable.”

Unfortunately in the scuffle one person was fatally injured in car number UAT 416K Tundra,” he said.

The car belongs to MP Robert Kyagulanyi and the deceased; the MP confirmed was his own driver.

Kayima said however, that they were yet to positively identify him since he was found with no personal documents.


Meanwhile, according the police mouthpiece, earlier in the day at around 4pm, the president had been attacked by the same group of opposition supporters as he was making his way toward Booma Grounds.

The group, he says, this time used a grader to intercept the presidential convoy.

The grader, Reg. No. UAP 064R, which according to Kayima was wrapped in the same colors as those that attacked the president and those that smashed his car at Prisons cell, was impounded and detained at Arua Police Station.

By Habarurema Djamali




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