Ntungamo Turmoil: District Speaker Admitted as Amama supporters clash with Museveni’s

Police seal off the town to separate the supporters of either sides from clashing. Later, the police was overpowered and fresh fights emerged.

On Stand By: Police seal off the town to separate the supporters of either sides from clashing. Later, the police was overpowered and fresh fights emerged.

Ntungamo Town: Go forward Presidential aspirant Amama Mbabazi’s supporters and opponents (President Museveni’s) clashed today in Ntungamo town western Uganda district, pelting each other with rocks and fighting with sticks.

The clashes began when hundreds of supporters of Amama arrived in town only to find youth paraded at the Ntungamo stage opposite Jaka Jex pharmacy building donning in president Museveni T-shirts holding sticks ready to confront them.

Face off, Supporters of both sides meet eye to eye

Face off: Supporters of both sides meet eye to eye

Outnumbered by their attackers, the yellow brigade youth were driven away from their sit-in location outside the town and fled to side streets as police looked on.

According to Humphrey Manasseh who was on the scene, unclear number has been admitted following the clashes.IMG-20151213-WA0058

“It was around 4:30 pm as supporters of Mbabazi were waiting for him in Ntungamo, a group of people with Museveni T-shirts who were under the protection of police after being paid 5000 shillings each paraded along the road where the supporters of Mbabazi whipped them seriously,” Manasseh said.

It has been established that these people were mobilized and paid for by Gen. Tumukunde with assistance of the District Speaker Dan Nabimanya and the Ntungamo Business man Kihosho.

Man walks with a steal metal in Ntungamo town earlier today.

Man walks with a steal metal in Ntungamo town earlier today.

Different reports which we cannot independently verify indicate that over 18 people have been admitted following the clashes including the district speaker who according to the reliable source badly sustained injuries.

By press time, Mr. Dan Nabimanya has been admitted to an unknown hospital, as efforts to reach his phone were futile.

One of the Museveni supporters being fled after receiving serious treatment by Mbabazi supporters

One of the Museveni supporters being fled after receiving serious treatment by Mbabazi supporters

Earlier in the day, unidentified men were seen patrolling the town armed with timber and strong clubs as they were guarded by police.

 

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