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10 people have been arrested in Jinja for alleged voter bribery and possession of pre-ticked ballot papers.
Two of the suspects have been identified as Patrick Musoke, a DP member accused of malicious damage to property and Rose Nandyego, a member of NRM who was found with pre-ticked ballot papers.
Samson Lubega, South Eastern regional police spokesperson has declined to reveal the names of the other suspects for fear of jeopardizing investigations.
Lubega says that some of the suspects were arrested as a result of clashes that broke out in Jinja Municipality after several people were ferried in to vote at Kimaka market polling station.
Police fired teargas to disperse close to 200 protestors who were threatening to burn seven cars that were used to ferry the suspicious voters to Kimaka market polling station.
Lubega explains that police had to intervene after the crowds at Kimaka threatened violence and had put people's property in danger.
Epaphalus Kibugujju, one of the supporters of Mohammed Baswari Kezaala, says that they wanted to torch the cars because of ferrying voters from unknown place to Kimaka polling station.
Flavia Mujulizi, Jinja district returning officer says voting was interrupted for several hours as a result of the chaos until police calmed down the situation.
She says that the situation was worsened when it was reported that Joe Kirya Isiko, a candidate contesting for Mpumudde/ Kimaka councilor's seat was missing.
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