AUGUST 30, 2010: Eight UPDF Soldiers Detained as NRM Voting Flops in Mbarara

Eight UPDF Soldiers Detained as NRM Voting Flops in Mbarara

SOURCE: The Monitor

By Robert Muhereza, Jansen Asiima, Frankfurt Kuheisa, Kadahweza Kamugisha, Patience Ahimbisibwe, Brenda Kashaki, Rajab Mukombozi

At least eight UPDF soldiers have been arrested and detained for allegedly participating in the ongoing NRM primary elections in Ndorwa West constituency, Kabale District, the army has said.

The suspects, who disguised as civilian to cast votes, are being detained at the UPDF detach, Butobero, Kabale Municipality. Capt. Robert Kamara, the UPDF Second Division spokesperson, said the soldiers will be charged with absenteeism from duty.

Ndorwa West is being contested by Mr David Bahati (incumbent), Mr Charles Musekura and Mr Grant Mpirirwe.

By 12.30pm voting had not started in the greater Bushenyi District. Hundreds of people remained crowded at polling stations with the hope that the materials are delivered. In Kabale voting started at 10am while in Kanungu voting was taking place in a few polling stations while materials for Isingiro District arrived after midday.

Other places where voting didn't start as per the agreed time are Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Kisoro districts.

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