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A MAN IN KAMPALA ARRESTED FOR FLOGGING AN EFFIGY OF A PERSON

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Police in Kampala yesterday arrested a man found flogging an effigy of a person whom he accused of engaging in election malpractice.

Holding a stick and a loudspeaker, the man dressed in a black T-shirt, kept caning the effigy and saying he should be punished for the crimes he has committed.

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, said the suspect, who belongs to the Alternative Social Movement, a pressure group, was arrested on Kampala Road.

Onyango added that upon interrogation, the suspect admitted that the move was to show their discontent with the ruling party and its conduct of last month’s elections.

Norman Tumuhimbise, the national coordinator for Alternative Social Movement, confirmed that the arrested person is their member.

Tumuhimbise said the motive of the demonstration was about challenging the reckless statements that President Museveni said during his national address on security on Saturday noting that the President was proud of his UPDF commando unit that has killed people.

Tumuhimbise added that they found these statements unbecoming, primitive to be said by the fountain of honour.

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