Reverend, 5 others arrested over holding prayers for unfulfilled Museveni pledges

Police in western Uganda are holding six people, including former Fort Portal City Mayor, Rev Kintu Willy Muhanga, on charges of inciting violence and unlawful assembly.

The six were arrested Wednesday as they moved in some parts of Fort Portal City and Kabarole District holding meetings to “pray for unfulfilled government pledges.”

West Rwenzori police spokesperson Vincent Twesige said they received intelligence information five days ago about a planned demonstration organized by Rev Muhanga and others who were mobilizing 10,000 people to march across Fort Portal City crusading against unfulfilled pledges by President Museveni.

He added that the organisers had intentions of attracting large crowds to vandalize property, cause damage to lives, threaten employees of NARO and most importantly on their agenda was to discredit the image and name of the government.