Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) ‘s former contestant for Rwampara Constituency in Mbarara district, Vincent Kyamadidi has been.
Kyamadidi was arrested on Thursday on charges related to election rigging.
An eye witness in Nyarushanje Sub County says Kyamadidi has reportedly been found dishing out money to voters and inciting violence in the ongoing Rukungiri Woman MP by-election, according to a statement from NRM publicist Rogers Mulindwa.
The O.C Nyarushanje police station I.P Edith Nanteza has confirmed the arrest. Nateza says, the 2016 Parliamentary Election loser was arrested from Sayuni SDA Church polling station in Bihambiro LCI. Bunono parish. Details to follow.
Meanwhile voting continues smoothly in most parts of the district.
Voting in Rukungiri is underway for the Woman MP after the Court of Appeal on March 22 this year nullified the election NRM’s Winifred Masiko.
The court’s decision followed a petition by Betty Muzanira of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).
Muzanira and Masiko who are also in the race have proved the toughest competition.
Others are Elizabeth Kyoshaba, Sheila Atukunda Kirebete, Fabith Kukundakwe, former Rukungiri Woman MP Prisca Sezi Mbaguta and Ms Elizabeth Rwakitonera.