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Police Hunt for Suspects behind Anti-Museveni Leaflets dropped in Kabale

KABALE DISTRICT: Police in Kabale Municipality have launched a hunt for people who have been dropping hundreds of leaflets attacking the person of President Yoweri Museveni and calling for the end of his 35-year rule.

The leaflets were dropped in Kabale town especially in Kigongi along Kabale-Mbarara highway, Kabale taxi park along Coryndon road and Keita road in the central division, Mukinyabwooya in Northern division and Kirigime in Southern division, Kabale municipality.

The leaflets first appeared on the streets on Tuesday morning and were picked up by security as exhibits. However, more leaflets were dropped on Wednesday night.

The leaflets carry a crossed portrait of Museveni and messages branding him as a dictator and promoter of poverty, nepotism, extrajudicial killings and human rights abuses.

They also carry a message declaring that “Enough is Enough,” which is also translated in Luganda and Swahili.

Brian Ampeire, the Kabale District Police Commander says they have commenced investigations to find those behind the leaflets and their motives.

Kabale District Police Commander, Bob Ampeire

He however says that they suspect that the leaflets could be the work of opposition politicians who lost in the recent elections.

Maurice Mugenga Keitaba, the Kabale district NRM returning officer says the leaflets are uncalled for because they are aimed at inciting hatred against Museveni who was voted by the majority.

Keitaba says there is need for NRM leaders in the district to work with security to identify those behind the leaflets.

This comes a week after police arrested two people in Masaka accused of circulating similar leaflets in Masaka and its neighboring districts.

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