Gunfire and loud explosions have been heard in Ssembabule this morning following renewed protests over election results.
Supporters of Herman Ssentongo, have renewed their protests against the LC 5 election in which Dr Elly Muhumuza, was declared winner.
It all started with a meeting at Matete town in Ssembabule, convened by Ssentongo, during which supporters heard how their candidate was robbed of his victory.
Sentongo allegedly told his supporters that he was rigged out of the election through a fraud election that was characterized by ballot stuffing.
Amos Karugire, an eyewitness says that the supporters were particularly angered by reports that several pre-ticked ballot papers were discovered in Lugusulu, and several agents of Sentongo were arrested.
Shortly after the meeting, Sentongo's supporters ran wild, stormed out of the meeting and preceded to Dr Elly Muhumuza's clinic threatening to torch it.
Sentongo's supporters were heard shouting on top of their voices that they will not allow to be governed by Dr Muhumuza's administration.
With the heat running high, hundreds of anti-riot police quickly came in to quell the riots.
Instead, the anti-riot policemen were treated to a standoff with the protesters most of who were armed with stones. A running battle ensued and scores of Sentongo's supporters were injured.
Noah Sserunjogi, the southern region police spokesperson, says Herman Ssentongo's convened an unlawful assembly, because he did not alert police.
Two of Sentongo's supporters- Fred Kasana and Robert Ssenkumba, were arrested. Police say they will be charged with inciting violence.
But Ssentongo has accused police of being biased, partisan and hostile to his supporters. He has vowed to bring the matter to the attention of the inspector general of police, Kale Kaihura.
Elsewhere in Ssembabule,security has been beefed up and policemen have deployed at Mbabule FM radio station after Sentongo's supporters threatened to burn it down for alleged blackmail.
The supporters claim that the radio station has been at the forefront of running messages mudslinging Ssentongo and MP Theodore Ssekikubo.
Ali Lukwago, a meat seller in Ssembabule town says that businesses and traffic has been paralyzed by heavy deployment.
Steven Tanui, the district police commander says the deployment is intended to avert violence and not to intimidate supporters.