By; Our reporter

Police officers at the Nsambya police barracks have threatened to sue the Electoral Commission for blocking their bid to contest for the Local Council elections.

The officers claim to have been misled by the EC when they were allowed to contest as long as they stand as independent candidates only to be blocked after.


Sergeant Owen Komakech says, he had already invested money into the campaign and had mobilised a number of supporters before he was told he could not contest as a public servant. According to Komakech, the decision by the EC was unfair and contravenes their rights to take part in leadership positions.


David Wagutsi says the police officers should be allowed to lead their own because there is no way a civilian can be the chairman of the barracks where hundreds of police officers and their families stay.


Before the elections, Nsambya police barracks was considered a village of its own with Assistant Superintendent of Police Mathias Okwi as the LC1 chairperson since 1991 and John Laban Akampurira as the chairperson of Nsambya Central zone.


Meanwhile a brother to the Democratic Party (DP) President General, Norbert Mao, Dusman Okee has been elected LCI chairman for the Bukaya West village LCI seat located in Njeru Municipality, Buikwe District after garnering 150 votes and defeating three other candidates, Arikangelo Unzima (NRM) came second with 20 votes while two pulled out of the race after noticing that none of the voters was lining behind them.

Wednesday 11th July 2018 06:46:13 AM