By Our Reporter
The mother to the Butaleja Woman MP-elect, Florence Andiru Nebanda ,Alice Namulwa, has denied beating up a policeman during the campaigns for the Butaleja by-elections .
Namulwa says she mistook the policeman for thug and therefore acted in self defence.Namulwa was on Monday also defended by her daughter ,Florance Andiru Nebanda .
Nebanda ,now the Butaleja Woman MP elect said that her mother was confronted by a man in civilian clothes and did not know that it was a policeman.
Police alleges that on Thursday last week ,Namulwa stormed Kachonga police post together with the supporters of her daughter, Florence Andiru Nebanda, the NRM flag bearer in the Butaleja by-election, and beat-up a police detective she found at the post.
Godfrey Odongo, the Malaba Regional Police spokesperson told the press that the detective, whose names were not revealed , was trying to intervene in a fracas that erupted between Nebanda’s supporters and those of Betty Hamba, one of the independent candidates.
Police says she should answer for assault charges.