5 arrested in Kanungu over Anti-Baryomunsi demonstration

5 arrested in Kanungu over Anti-Baryomunsi demonstration
Agroup of Kinkizi East Residents during Saturday's protest

KANUNGU- Supporters of Kinkizi East NRM runners up in the recent concluded elections, Deus Nkwasibwe also known as Omusisa, have spent the better part of today in running battles with Police after they staged a demonstration over what they called massive rigging.

The youthful supporters staged the demonstration along Kambuga – Kanungu road at Omukatoojo Trading Center at an intersection road leading to Kanungu District Headquaters and Kihihi Town where transport was paralysed close to 4 hours.

The demonstrators carried placards reading massage against Kinkizi East Member of Parliament Hon Chris Baryomunsi whom they accused of formenting voter bribery and rigging.

The demonstrators burnt logs of wood and car tyres in the middle of road which blocking transport to and from Kanungu.

The Police, however immediately swung into action and dispersed the demonstrators and arrested about 5 of them bundled them into the Police truck and whisked them off to Kanungu District Police Station.

The Police resorted to use tear gas after a large number of crowds started forming in the Trading Center.

  The Police was later reinforced by Field Force Unit (FFU) from Kanungu District who immediately embarked on running battles with the demonstrators.

Efforts to talk to Kanungu District Police Commamder were futile as his known phones were not available.

Anti Baryomunsi Protestors taking part in Saturday’s demonstration

A resident who asked to be named fearing reprisal, said that they will not allow illegitimate results and their demonstrations will be extended to other Sub Counties in Kinkizi East Constituency.

The Kanungu District NRM Returning officer Alex Turyahikayo announced incumbent Kinkizi East MP Hon Chris Baryomunsi as a winner in the just concluded primary elections where he was contesting with Deus Nkwasibwe (Omusisa), Oscar Kasya and Francis Nuwagaba.