Police in Uganda on Monday arrested two men who flogged an effigy of President Yoweri Museveni on a busy road in the capital, Kampala.
The two men, Luta Ferdinand Male and Nsereko Asharf, described themselves to police as activists of a social movement.
They accused the president of malpractice in the 14 January elections, although Mr Museveni has previously denied any wrongdoing.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango has confirmed the arrests. The pair will face charges of being a public nuisance.
Daily Monitor newspaper tweeted photos of the arrests:
PHOTOS: Police have arrested a man along Kampala Road after he was found flogging an effigy of a person he accuses of engaging in election malpractice, stating that, “he should be punished for the crimes he has committed.” #MonitorUpdates pic.twitter.com/vohnjknlOS
— Daily Monitor (@DailyMonitor) February 15, 2021
Uganda’s highly contested general election saw President Museveni extend his 35-year rule by another term.
His closest challenger, musician turned politician Bobi Wine, is contesting the election outcome in court.
Last week, the European Union parliament called for sanctions against individuals and organisations involved in human rights abuses during the elections – which they said were undemocratic and lacked transparency.
In Other News: Mutale Mwanza says her final goodbyes to her loved one – Photos
On Wednesday, media personality Mutale Mwanza informed the nation that she had lost a close family member who was close to her heart. The star took to IG and penned a length note informing the nation of the sad news.
Yesterday, Mutale said her final goodbyes to her loved one whom we have come to know that it was her…learn more