Uganda: Police – We Have No Mbabazi Witnesses

No single person who would support former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi's election petition is in police custody, police has said.

On Monday, Mbabazi's lawyer, Asuman Basalirwa urged the Supreme court justices, who are hearing the election petition, to restrain police from harassing and arresting people they intend to use as witnesses.

He told court that 13 of their witnesses were picked up and detained at the Special Investigations Division (SID) headquarters in Kireka, a Kampala suburb and Nalufenya police station in Jinja.

On Wednesday, Mbabazi echoed the same message while addressing journalists on the raid on the offices of his lawyers. He said that on February 29, 2016, six polling agents from Nabweru and Kakiri in Wakiso district, who were heading to Kololo in a Toyota Noah Reg. N0. UAP 710N and were in possession of the original declaration of results forms went missing.

According to Mbabazi, the vehicle was found on Wednesday morning vandalised and abandoned near Temangalo in Wakiso district. He said the whereabouts of the six occupants of the vehicle together with the declaration forms are still unknown.

However, Asan Kasingye, the chairman of the Inter-Agency Communication Task Force, dismissed the claims as false.

Source: All Africa