Police Block Mbabazi from Visiting Semuto Health Center

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Justus Asiimwe, the Nakaseke District Police Commander turned away Mbabazi and his supporters saying they would cause discomfort to patients.

Police in Nakaseke district have blocked independent presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi from accessing Semuto Health Center IV. Mbabazi attempted to visit Semuto Health Center IV on Boxing Day on the request of his supporters. 

It all started after Mbabazi made a stopover at Semuto trading center, to address voters during his campaign tour in Greater Luweero. No sooner had Mbabazi started addressing the voters, than they started lamenting about the poor health services at Semuto Health Center IV. 

They asked him to pay a simple visit to Semuto Health Center IV to see firsthand what they were talking about.  Police rushed to deploy at the gate of Semuto Health Center IV to block Mbabazi from accessing it since it wasn't on his campaign program.
 
 
Justus Asiimwe, the Nakaseke District Police Commander turned away Mbabazi and his supporters saying they would cause discomfort to patients. Mbabazi's pleas to be let into the facility fell on deaf ear. The ex-Prime Minister asked his supporters to stay calm and proceeded with his campaign tour to other parts of Nakaseke District.
 

Julius Kule, one of the residents told URN that the decision to block Mbabazi from entering the health center shows what is inside. This is the second time Mbabazi is blocked from accessing a health facility during campaign tours.  Early this month, Police blocked Mbabazi from accessing Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.
 
 
It came days after, Kizza Besigye, the FDC presidential candidate toured Abim Hospital and found it in a sorry state. The district leadership reacted angrily to Besigye's visit and decided to take disciplinary action against three nurses for allowing him to access the facility without authorisation.

However, the nurses were pardoned following uproar from the public and the intervention of Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union.