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By Ahmed Matovu

KAMPALA: The National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED) Party President Joseph Kabuleta was Monday afternoon arrested and whisked away to an unknown destination.

According to the Deputy Police Spokesperson Nabakka Claire, Joseph Kabuleta was arrested after failing to honor Police summons issued to him to report to Kampala Metropolitan Police Headquarters.

”He was summoned on 3rd November 2022 at 1000hrs for interview and statement recording on charges of promoting sectarianism,” she said.

Nabakka added that his arrest follows a police general inquiry that began on the 14th June 2022, by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to verify allegations that Joseph Kabuleta and others still at large, made utterances which were likely to create alienation or despondency, raise discontent or disaffection and promote feelings of ill will or hostility among members of the public.

It is alleged that on 30th May 2022 in Kampala District, Joseph Kabuleta and others held a press conference under their political party, where they alleged that social service delivery in Mbarara is based on ethnic lines of the Tutsi, Bahima, Bakiga and Banyakore.

The Deputy Police Spokesperson said Kabuleta and others shall be charged with Promoting Sectarianism C/S 41(1) of the PCA CAP 120.

She asked the public to desist from making statements that may cause discontent, incite violence and instigate hostility among the affected communities.

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