Police Bans MP Zaake From Traveling To Kasese, Released Without Charges

Police Bans MP Zaake From Traveling To Kasese, Released Without Charges

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By Hanning Mbabazi

Kasese: Francis Mutebi Zaake the Mityana Municipality legislator was on Tuesday October 1, 2019, released from Kasese Central Police Station without any charges but cautioned never to step a foot in Kasese District.

This legislator together with eleven youths from Kasese District were arrested on Tuesday afternoon at Bamboocha Gardens Resort where they were having a meeting that Police claims was illegal.

Angry Kasese Municipality Member of Parliament Robert Centenary who spent part of the afternoon at the police station to secure their release said that Zaake had travelled to Kasese to visit him as a colleague only to get surprised that he had been arrested.

At around 8:30 pm Zaake and his colleagues were released from police detention without any charges preferred and was then escorted out of the district by the Kasese Divisional Police Commander Dickens Okello.

Centenary condemned the arrest which he said points to a possibility that security agencies could have acted on false information.

Before Zaake was driven out of the district, he said that he been cautioned never to return to Kasese but hastened to add that the intimidations and arrests will not kill his spirit to demand for a better Uganda. 

Police declined to comment on the arrest.

Last week, Zaake was arrested in Moroto for allegedly holding an illegal gathering, he was however released without any charges. 

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