YESTERDAY evening, Police officers armed to the teeth on orders of Luzira-Kirombe Police post Officer-in-Charge (OC) Tumusiime brutally arrested Hon. Sumayiyah Muwonge, the opposition DP candidate for Kampala woman Member of Parliament and threw her into Jinja Road Police Station cells.
Police says, this popular journalist-turned politician was flouting the electoral commission rules and regulations that bar candidates to campaign past allowed time.
Sumayiyah was arrested alongside Mr. Charles Keeno, Nakawa East MP DP candidate.
Acording to Hon. Sumayiyah Muwonge’s campaign team, she was arrested from Kirombe trading centre in Luzira where she had gone to solicite for votes ahead of next week’s Janunary 14th 2021 elections.
“All was going well until OC Tumusiime came and ordered Hon. Sumayiyah Muwonge to immediately vacate the area. With her team to which we responded positively.” Said the candidate’s chief campaigner.
As she was driving back to DP offices at Luzira, two police patrol pick-ups full of armed men in uniform surrounded Hon. Sumayiyah’s car, forced her out and she was whisked to Kitintale police post.
On seeing numbers of her supporters increasing to demand for her immediate release, Tumusiime ordered that she be driven to Jinja Road Police station where she was still held by press time.
No charges had been preffered against Sumayiyah Muwonge by the time of writing this story.
Sumayiyah works with Top Media, in the news department. She formerly worked with Vision Group.
Political analysts say, she is among the favourites to join the 11th Parliament.
DP legal team, we are told is doing everything to see their candidate released.