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Sarah Mugerwa, the Personal Assistant to Mbabazi says heavily armed police officers stormed the home of the former Prime Minister and office in four pickups early this morning and picked up several people including, all the guests.

Police have raided the residence and office of independent presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi, in Kololo and Nakasero respectively. 

Sarah Mugerwa, the Personal Assistant to Mbabazi says heavily armed police officers stormed the home of the Go-Forward pressure group leader and office in four pickups, early Monday morning and picked up several people including, all the guests.

According to sources, at least 25 people were picked up. The police also recovered computers from Mbabazi's offices. Mugerwa said they have not yet been told the reason for the raid. 

Eladi Muyambi, the head of the Go Forward, Operations Informal Group identifies some of those arrested as Asaf Tukwatanise, the gate keeper, David Dumba, a cleaner,  Benon, a supporter, Med Matovu and Haji Mutebi, all  coordinators.

Others are: Lawrence Mugabe, Rogers Ndugga, Onzima Ramadhan and another only identified as Kalungu, all security officers. Pastor George, the Kamuli district coordinator, and Ezekiel  Mbeja. 

He said those who were arrested were driven off in a super custom vehicle registration UAW 926C.

The raid comes only a day after President Yoweri Museveni and Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police, threatened to arrest Mbabazi's supporters following clashes with the ruling National Resistance Movement- NRM party supporters in Ntungamo district last week. 

The clashes broke out after a group of people dressed in Museveni's campaign T-shirts interrupted Mbabazi's procession in Ntungamo town. A number of NRM party supporters were injured in the clashes prompting Kayihura to airlift them in a police chopper to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for treatment.  He also vowed to arrest Mbabazi's supporters.
 
 
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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.