FDC'S Turinawe Released on Police Bond

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Deputy Police spokesperson Onyango Patrick told Uganda Radio Network that despite her presence at the venue of the Independence Day National celebrations, she refused to be part of the official ceremony and instead embarked on mobilizing locals to disrupt the celebrations.

Ingrid Turinawe, the leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) women league has been released on Police Bond.
 
Turinawe was arrested yesterday in Rukungiri district after she allegedly mobilized people to disrupt the 51st Independence Day celebrations held yesterday in Rukungiri. She was later transferred to Ntungamo police headquarters.

Deputy Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango  told Uganda Radio Network that despite her presence at the venue of the Independence Day National celebrations, she refused to be part of the official ceremony and instead embarked on mobilizing locals to disrupt the celebrations. This is what prompted her arrest.

Kigezi regional Police spokesperson Elly Maate says that the women league leader was released by Police last night after recording a statement with police in Ntungamo.
 
 Maate says that Turinawe however faces charges of inciting Violence and that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.
  
Meanwhile, Rukungiri municipality MP Roland Mugume Kaginda says the independence celebrations which are supposed to be all embracing were hijacked by the National resistance Movement hence losing meaning.
 
Kaginda says that he was irked by remarks Uganda Media Center Boss Ofwono Opondo that the Independence celebrations were taken to Rukungiri district so that the People in the area can reaffirm their commitment to the Ruling National resistance movement and President Yoweri Museveni.