Police in Kiira region has arrested over 10 people power coordinators who were planning to organize a press conference at Kakindu recreation centre.
The coordinators who were being led by their Busoga regional coordinator, Moses Bigirwa had on Wednesday planned to address journalists on their new activities when police officers attached to the field force unit surrounded the hall and arrested them.
They were later detained at Nalufenya police station which was cordoned off with restricted entry to only police officers.
Bamu Lulenzi, a people power activist who fled from the scene says that his colleagues were battered during the arrest, but police officers have denied them access to their colleagues.
Yusuf Mulabi, who had gone to check on his relative, says that one of the police officers tasked him to stand outside the gate for close to three hours only to turn around and say that, the suspects were still recording statements.
According to National Unity Platform Party Secretary General Lewis Rubongoya the following are some of the arrested youth leaders.
3: Stuart Kasakkya
4: Najjuma Rahma
5: Maato Zeedi
6: Ssemakula Asadu
7: Samson Muwanga
8: Bakulumpagi Isa
9: Walugembe Aziz
10: Mukooza Oliver
11: Sserwanja Ibrahim
12: Kayemba William
Molson Bizitu, the speaker of Jinja municipal council says that Nalufenya police station has been transformed into a detention facility for opposition politicians who on many occasions are arrested and released without any charges.
Paul Nkore, the Kiira regional police commander, says that the suspects were planning to organize an illegal assembly contrary to the guidelines of the public order management act.
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