Mbale; Three supporters of presidential aspirant Amama Mbabazi have been arrested in Mbale as he plans to visit the district on Thursday to start his national consultations ahead of 2016 elections.
Sources in Mbale say Mahamoud Masaba, the NRM Mbale district treasurer who is also the chairman of Mbabazi support group in the district, Mr Ahmed Washaki, the Chairman LCIII Bungokho sub-county and one Wepuhuku, the ruling party delegate for Bulambuli were arrested on Wednesday.
They are being held at the Resident District Commissioner offices in Mbale. Mr Washaki is also the chairman publicity of Mbabazi support group eastern Uganda. Washaki reportedly held a meeting with Hope Mwesigye, the former agriculture minister and a relative of Mbabazi’s wife in Kampala on Tuesday.