Mbale Police Arrest 32 Ahead of NRM Primaries


In short
The arrested were allegedly planing to disrupt the NRM primaries in Bungokho South.

Police in Mbale have arrested 32 people suspected to be have been ferried from Kampala to the district to disrupt the NRM primaries elections on Monday.
They were intercepted at Mbale Taxi Park a board two taxis. They were reportedly on their to Bungokho Sub County in Mbale district.
Elgon Regional Police Commander, James Ruhweza says the arrested claim they had gone to Mbale to take part in the Monday elections.  Ruhweza said  but there were  indicators that they were hired to disrupt the polls.
Ruhweza told journalist in Mbale that police intelligence network has it that these people were brought in specifically to beat up people during the elections.
He said police is on the alert and is ready to arrest anybody that causes chaos in the NRM primary elections.
The team led by a one only identified as Bob allegedly had a forged letter from State House claiming that they were sent to provide ‘manpower' for candidate Andrew Mauso an aspirant for LC5 NRM  flag bearer Mbale.
Ruhweza said police has information that many NRM candidates in the region have intentions to engage in violent actions on.
Tension is high in Mbale a head of the Monday elections, Connie Galiwango the incumbent Woman MP Mbale is neck to neck with Lydia Wanyoto the former EALA legislator
 Samuel Wambogo a cousin to Late Minister James Mutende is contesting against former RDC Mbale, Umar Nangoli for the Mbale Municipality parliamentary seat.
In Bunghokho South where those arrested were allegedly headed, Vincent Magombe is tussling it out with incumbent Michael Werikhe.