The army and police have been deployed heavily in Entebbe Municipality in anticipation of protests following Monday’s Mayoral elections.
Protests broke out on Monday after independent candidate Fabris Rulinda was declared the winner with 6,703 votes.
In the second position was National
Resistance Movement-NRM’s Mutebi with 6,342 votes. Kayanja, in third place,
got 5,576 votes among others.
However, Kayanja and Mutebi’s supporters protested the results and accused the Electoral; Commission of alleged vote-rigging.
During the protests, the LC Chairman of Katabi-Kitubulu village in Entebbe Eric Kyeyune was shot dead.
Several security officers, in uniform and
plainclothes, have been deployed in almost all public places such as the
Works ministry playground opposite Entebbe Central Market, Old Kampala Road,
Entebbe-Kampala highway among others.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango says that the deployment follows reports of planned protests by a section of residents.
Mr. Ssali Magwa, the spokesperson DP in Entebbe, says the Electoral Commission must review the declaration because the tally centre was surrounded by soldiers who are supposed to be professional and non-partisan. Mr. Magwa speaking…….