President Museveni has paid money as compensation to National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporters who were whipped by Amama Mbabazi supporters in Ntungamo clashes between the two camps mid this month.
Each of the 12 victims that were airlifted by a police chopper to Mbarara regional referral hospital were given Shs 1.5m as compensation upon return to Ntungamo, while the others that suffered minor injuries were given Shs 500,000 each.
The money was reportedly delivered by Head of Mbuya based NRM chairman office Ms. Molly Kamukama together with head of political and electoral crimes desk in the Uganda Police, Susan Kasingye.
The clash which started when supporters of NRM pelted stones at Mbabazi convoy ended as the former were kicked, whipped and punched and some of them arrested as they tried to run away.
Museveni responding to the clash a week later said Mbabazi supporters had put fingers in the anus of a leopard.
“If you go and put your finger in the anus of a leopard. You are in trouble, you are in trouble. Ho! Ho! I cannot believe how people could do so. NRM?, you attack NRM people in Uganda here?! If it is in South Sudan or Kenya, yes we may have some problems. But in Uganda
here?! Where do go? Where do you go?!” he said.
A number of Mbabazi supporters and security details have been arrested in relation to the incident.