There has been stampede at Kagulube Village in Mugoye Sub County, Kalangala District as some mourners, said to be supporters of candidates won in the just concluded electoral process deflated NUP winner’s tyres using nails.
The incident happened on Saturday night as NUP supporters went at the vigil of a mother of two NUP leaders Betty Nanyanzi and Kyoma. The mother had succumbed to cancer at Masaka regional referral hospital.
All NUP leader decided to take part of the vigil but, as the supporters were mourning, pundits of pessimism turned to the vehicle of the Woman MP elect Helen Nakimuli and that of the LCV Chairperson elect Rajab Ssemakula, placed nails deflating the tyres immediately.
“When we returned around 3.00 am, we could not move yet all our vehicles were in the same place with other people’s vehicles. However our vehicle were placed within other people’s vehicles but still were singled out,” says Helen Nakimuli, one of the victims.
Both leaders won seats on the NUP tickets. On realizing that their tyres were deflated, they all embarked on a process to replace the tyres and immediately set off to Kalangala town.
Mourners condemned the incident saying it is dangerous to continue politicking yet voters are past such times and only await service delivery from their elected leaders.
Kalangala District voted several of its leaders from the National Unity Platform. The NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi also won President Museveni with up to 71%.
Police in Kalangala says it is investigating the incidents and will arrest all those involved in the act.