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By Mulengera Reporter

Kasambya County MP Gaffa Mbwatekamwa was arrested in the western Uganda district of Bushenyi at the weekend where he had gone to donate an ambulance.

Gearing for competition for the Igara West parliamentary seat, Mbwatekamwa has for months been attempting to make his presence felt in the area after making the decision to switch from Mubende District’s Kasambya Constituency to Igara West currently represented by Local Government Minister Raphael Magyezi in Parliament.

Relatives, both Magyezi and Mbwatekamwa are expected to tussle it out with other candidates that have expressed interest in the seat. They include former MP and Minister Prof Tarsis Bazana Kabwegyere and Horace Muhabuzi.

Mbwatekamwa, whose activities have previously been blocked, was arrested on Sunday after donating an ambulance to Kakanju Health Center III. He had refused orders to enter his car, before he was forced onto a police pickup. He was driven to Bushenyi Central Police Station and later released on police bond.

The MP and police have given different accounts on where he was arrested from, with Mbwatekamwa insisting he had been arrested at Kakanju, and Bushenyi District Police Commander Joel Komakech claiming he had been picked from a different location. Meanwhile, Mbwatekamwa has vowed to continue making donations to convince the people of Igara West to vote him.

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