Police at Masaka CPS have used force to disperse the National Unity Platform party legislators who had convened at the precints of the station in solidarity with their colleagues pending investigations over the ongoing Machete attacks.
The RPC Muhammad Nsubuga earlier on decreed that no politician or relative to the summoned legislators would be allowed to reach the premises of Masaka CPS.
Earlier on a heavy deployment was witnessed in Masaka with teargas trucks and patrols combing through the streets. No petrol station and other merchandise shops have been allowed to operate today as police claim they had gathered intelligence that protests were likely to start. MPs who have been blocked include Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba of Nyendo-Mukungwe, Zaake Francis Butebi of Mityana, Joyce Bagala Ntwatwa among others. Only the city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Shamim Malende who are the lawyers for the accused have been granted access to the police precints.
Meanwhile, some reports suggest that the NUP MPs Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya who were summoned have been arrested.