Bobi wine the NUP party president confirmed and has given a statement regarding the siege of their party head offices in Kamwokya by Police and claims that the party has lost a number of items including money and CCTV cameras;
“After the criminals left our offices, the team has just finished making an assessment of what has been stolen in broad daylight. I have been informed that most of our forms with signatures for nominations have been taken away!
They have also taken 23 million shillings, part of which was meant to facilitate our parliamentary candidates with nomination fees.
They have also taken so many of our branding materials including posters, banners, berets, t-shirts, pens, notebooks, etc. Our CCTV cameras have been vandalized and equipment taken away. Some comrades have been arrested and are being held at Kira Road police station.
I have also been informed that so many of our people who are selling NUP branding materials in town are being arrested with reckless abandon.
Instead of weakening us comrades, let these actions strengthen us and increase our resolve. Seeing the hundreds of soldiers and police officers deployed today is evidence that the dictator is so scared of us. We are not giving up. We are not giving in”
However Uganda Police Force Spokesperson Fred Enanga has dismissed the allegations but confirmed that the raid was aimed at, “targeting all locations which were illegally manufacturing, supplying, distributing, selling and using uniforms and accouterments whose ownership and patented designs was gazetted and an exclusive preserve of the armed forces.”
At Bukoto road, security recovered several berets, National Resistance Movement T-shirts among other items. The raid was also extended to different parts of Kampala like Luwum street where police arrested several people who were either selling or participating in the sewing and branding of the T-shirts and caps.