Maj. Rolland Kakooza Mutale announced his return to the election campaign scene Thursday afternoon leading a band of President Museveni supporters. Dressed in yellow and driving in a double cabin pick-up truck followed by his famous yellow Landrover, Mutale excited crowds when he moved ahead of Museveni's convoy at the Jinja Road roundabout towards Kololo. The now retired army major and senior presidential advisor on political affairs is accused of beating up opposition supporters using the Kalangala Action Plan (KAP), which critics describe as a notorious para military squad. At Kololo Independence Grounds where Museveni addressed a large crowd of his supporters after his nomination to run for another five year term in office, Mutale marched ahead of Museveni with a brass band. Museveni supporters shouted, iMutale is back!i reminiscing his campaign of 2001 where he allegedly terrorized and intimidated opposition supporters. A parliamentary probe report on the violence in the 2001 election violence accused Mutale and his KAP of being responsible for most of the violence in the elections that year. Mutale denies that either him or KAP members beat up anybody in 2001.
Charles Mwanguhya Mpagi
Updated: 29 Mar, 12:5212:52