The national unity platform-NUP women coordinator in Jinja city, Manjeri Kyebakutika has been arrested over donning a red beret in public.
While addressing the press after attending the Kyabazinga’s coronation anniversary at Iganga palace in Jinja city yesterday, police officers led by the officer in charge of Jinja central police station, Moses Kamomo surrounded her.
They grabbed the red beret off her head and forced journalists to switch off their cameras as she was being whisked away to a waiting police patrol vehicle within the palace compound.
Kyebakutika attempted to resist the arrest arguing that her National Resistance Movement- NRM counterparts had been left to wear party colors unstopped and there was no reason to block her from doing the same.
Meanwhile the Kiira region police spokesperson, Abbey Ngako confirms that, Kyebakutika was arrested and detained at Jinja central police station but declined to divulge further details. Last year government gazetted the red beret as part of the official army attire and members of the public were banned from wearing them. Ends