At least fifteen people have been arrested in Rukungiri district during the woman member of parliament by election that is ongoing.
Those that were arrested include the FDC’s former contestant for Rwampara Constituency in Mbarara district Vincent Kyamadidi, former Rukungiri LC V Chairperson Athanasius Rutaro,Henery matagari, Mutabazi Paul, polling station returning officer only indentified as Siliver among others.
The deputy spokes person Patrick Onyango confirmed the arrests and said that Kyamadidi and Athanasius Rutaro are now being kept in neighboring district Ntungamo.
Kyamadidi was arrested from Nyarushanje while Rutaro was arrested at Katobo trading centre while heading to Nyakagyeme to monitor polling day proceedings of t he Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, Betty Muzanira.
Patrick Onyango said that polling station returning officer at Rwakitoha in Nyarushanje Mr. Silver was found crossing the names of the two independent candidates that with draw from the race.
The Rukungiri Woman Member of Parliament seat fell vacant after Court of Appeal nullified Hon Winfred Masiko (NRM)’s election following a petition by Ms Betty Muzanira (FDC).
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website