The opposition Democratic Party (DP) National Vice president Hon. Fred Mukasa Mbidde has been arrested in Fort portal town Kabarole district in Western Uganda.
Mbidde who is in the area for the party’s ‘Kogikwatako’ campaign against the scraping of article 102b from the constitution was arrested along with the party Gen. Secretary Gerald Siranda and other local district leaders around the post office.
According to the police spokesperson Rwenzori Region Lydia Tumushabe, revealed that the East Africa Community legislative Assembly (EALA) representative is currently being detained at Kabarole police station over unlawful assembly. Public order management act of 2013 vests power in the hands of the police to regulate or discard all public gatherings.
Meanwhile police has deployed heavily in Fort portal town to discard the rowdy crowds that had started demonstration Mbidde’s arrest.