By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The 2020/2021 general elections have kicked off today with youth elections which were full of chaos in different parts of the country.
During the elections at Kiyaga Zone Bwaise I, Kawempe Division, Kampala City, a police officer was disarmed by a local leader during the declaration of results where National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate had got 21 votes against National Resistance Movement (NRM) 09 votes.
The Youth started agitating that there was a likelihood of declaring the NRM candidate as the winner and after turned to the police officer Cpl Jack Rutabaleka, who was providing security at the venue and started insulting him.
Later, the six men came from behind of the police officer and grabbed him unaware, in the process, the Local Council I Chairman of the area Joachim Kimera came and disarmed him.
After removing the gun from the police officer, the chairman ordered the six men to run away and after their escape, the chairman returned the gun to the officer.
The officer who was alone at that time, he did not want to cause commotion at the venue rather called for the reinforcement to have the chairman arrested although he too had disappeared.
According to Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson, they have opened up a case of assault and disarming a police officer on duty at Kawempe Police Station.
“We are now looking for the chairman and the six suspects to arrest them for committing an offence.”
Onyango added, “We want to send a strong warning to members of the public to desist from a criminal act of disarming security personnel on duty.”