Police shoot at ambulance carrying NUP supporters in Kayunga

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Kayunga, Uganda | URN | The Police in Kayunga District on Friday 10, December 2021 shot at an ambulance that was carrying National Unity Platform (NUP) supporters.

A team of about ten supporters had traveled from Kampala to canvass support for the NUP candidate Harriet Nakiwede who was campaigning at Kayonza Sub County.

When the supporters who were traveling in the ambulance belonging to the Lubaga South Member of Parliament Aloysius Mukasa, refused to stop at a temporary checkpoint at Kayunga town council, police shot at the ambulance deflating the tyres.

However, none of the occupants was injured. The ambulance was later towed to Kayunga Police Station.

The Ssezibwa Regional Police Spokesperson, Hellen Butoto, said that all people entering the districts were supposed to be checked, but the NUP supporters declined.

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Nakwede criticized the actions of the police saying that their intentions were to disrupt her campaigns.

Nakwede wonders why police established the checkpoint at the route they knew was to connect her campaign venue.

The other candidates in the race are Anthony Waddimba from the Democratic Party (DP), National Resistance Movement (NRM) Candidate Andrew Muwonge, and independent candidates; Boniface Bandikubi,  Majid Nyanzi, and Jamil Kamoga.

The LCV seat fell vacant following the death of Muhammad Ffeffeka Sserubogo who died a month after occupying the office.