A candidate for the Masaka municipality parliamentary race Sunday stormed the Masaka central police station and destroyed several case files.
Sande Mutesasira, standing as an independent, accused the police of corruption leading to the frustration of several cases especially on defilement, robbery and murder. He said as a consequence, many people are failing to get justice due to police corruption and incompetence.
Other candidates in the race are John Baptist Kawanga of the Democratic Party and former Buganda Kingdom minister, Mathias Mpuuga of the Inter-Party Cooperation and Suubi ticket.
Blowing a whistle at a high pitch, Mutesasira first asked a policeman at the reception why there are so many unconcluded cases on defilement, robbery and murder at the station.
On getting no response from the unbothered policeman, Mutesasira rushed and confronted a group of police officers who were looking on before climbing the stairs up to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) offices where he scattered the case files.
Seeming rather confused, Mutesasira sometimes said he was a presidential candidate as the police officers feverishly tried to calm him down.
After about 10 minutes of disturbance, the Masaka CID officer, Taban Chiliga, lost his patience and had Mutesasira arrested and dumped in the police cells.
Chiliga condemned Mutesasira's misconduct saying as a parliamentary candidate he shoukd have followed proper procedures to get the answers he wanted.
He said Mutesasira would be charged with the offence of malicious damage to property.
Mutesasira's drama came just hours after another Masaka municipality parliamentary candidate, Mathias Mpuuga, was shot in the legs in his room at Lonova Hotel over the weekend.
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