Police block Vice president’s rival from organizing a sports event

Police have blocked the launch of a sports tournament by Mr. Richard Ssebamala, a political rival of Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, in Bukoto Central Constituency, Masaka District. 

Mr. Ssebamala, who intends to contest against Mr. Ssekandi for the Bukoto Central Member of Parliament seat, had organized the Easter Tournament as one of his mobilization strategies ahead of the 2021 polls.

 The tournament was expected to kick off at Kamuzinda Sportsground in Kyannamukaaka Sub-county on Sunday afternoon.

However, a team of police officers who were led by Mr. Johnstone Tumuhamye, the officer in charge of Kyannamukaaka Police Station, blocked the organizers from launching it.

The cops stormed the playground and ordered football players, fans and organizers to vacate immediately because they hadn’t been granted permission to carry out such activity by police.

Mr. Tumuhamye said that the same playground had been booked to host a sports tournament sponsored by Mr. Ssekandi. 

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