Police in Kampala has confirmed circumstances under which the General Secretary to the National Unity Platform David Rubongoya was arrested.

A statement from the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango says Rubongoya is being held at Nateete police station for threatening violence. Onyango explains that Rubongoya’s car a Toyota land cruiser reg. no. UAS 490Z and white in colour trailed the Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng in a way perceived to be threatening.

The incident reportedly happened during the Omoro County elections on May 26, prompting the Minister to file a complaint with police in Gulu.

Onyango says the case was reported under vide Omoro SD reference 19/26/5/2022 and they suspects are pending transfer to Omoro to further management.

This development comes hours after Rubongoya posted a message via his social media platforms that he had been netted by police alongside his driver Agaba David while proceeding home from a court session for detained NUP legislators Muhammed Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana.

He says he was arrested on two occasions, the first being at Wandegeya police post where he was later released, and the second at Nateete police post. Rubongoya claims that on Wednesday morning, a traffics police officer stopped him claiming he committed a crime during the Omoro county elections last month.

He was part of the team that traveled to Omoro to solicit votes for Simon Toolit Akecha the NUP flag bearer in the Omoro County by-elections.

He later posted another message indicating that he has again been held at Nateete police post under unclear circumstances.