Security personnel dressed in civilian clothing arrested former presidential candidate Joseph Kabuleta from the National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED) party headquarters in Bugolobi.
The arrest came shortly after Kabuleta addressed a press conference where he spoke about the recent attacks on security installations and theft of guns in the country.
According to the police, Kabuleta was arrested after failing to honor the police summons issued to him to report to Kampala Metropolitan Police Headquarters on November 3, 2022, at 10 am for an interview and statement recording on charges of promoting sectarianism.
“This follows a police general inquiry that began on June 14, 2022, by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to verify allegations that Joseph Kabuleta and others still at large, made utterances that were likely to create alienation or despondency, raise discontent or disaffection, and promote feelings of ill will or hostility among members of the public,” said the police.
It is alleged that on May 30 2022 in Kampala District, Kabuleta and others held a press conference under their political party, NEED, where they alleged that social service delivery in Mbarara is based on ethnic lines of the Tutsi, Bahima, Bakiga, and Banyakore.
Kabuleta and others will be charged with promoting sectarianism.