MASAKA – Democratic Party Vice President and Flag Bearer for Nyendo-Mukungwe constituency Hon. Fred Mukasa Mbidde has been arrested in Masaka according to reports reaching our editorial.
Mbidde a Ugandan lawyer, human-rights activist, was arrested from Tropic Inn hotel in Masaka town during a press conference on allegations that he was holding an illegal meeting.
Mbidde’s arrest follows the continued protesting of the NUP supporters over the arrest of their Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi on Wednesday from Luuka District where he had staged a political rally
Mukasa’s arrest follows that of the Kawempe South Aspiring Member of Parliament, Ssegirinya Mohamed popularly known as Mr. Update today morning in Nalufenya Jinja.
In the meantime, National Unity Platform flag bearer for the same constituency, Mathias Mpuuga is still in hiding after the police made fruitless efforts to arrest him from his home in Soweto, Masaka city.
He told journalists that security men jumped over his fence and broke his padlock but failed to access the house. He said policemen sprayed tear gas to his dogs and later sprayed into his house but he persevered.