32 protestors arrested from Kireka
32 people have been arrested from Kireka for participating in the Walk to Work protests.
The suspects were picked up this morning from various parts of Kireka Town by Military police following running battles with anti riot police and the military.
The suspects were this afternoon, transferred to Jinja road police station aboard a military truck of registration number H4DF 109, awaiting prosecution.
Some of the suspects had visible injuries raising suspicion that they could have been tortured before being handed over to the police.
The riots were sparked off by the arrest of Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, Kyadondo East MP Elect and Hussein Lubega, the FDC candidate for Kiira town council LC III seat on their way to town.
Angry supporters of the duo rampaged blocking Jinja –Kampala highway and all access roads to and from Kiira town council.
As a result anti riot police fired tear gas and water canons to quell the riots in vain, until military police intervened to calm down the situation.
The rioters engaged both the military police and anti riot police in running battles for several hours until the situation were normalized.
Denis Kamugisha, District Police Commander Jinja Police station has not yet commented on what charges police will prefer against the suspects.
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