Kampala Woman MP Shamim Malende says three unidentified men attacked her in Masaka on October 21.
According to Malende, the attackers deflated her car tyres as she headed to Masaka High Court for the hearing of bail applications by fellow NUP MPs Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West and Muhammad Ssegirinya of Kawempe North.
The attack happened along Alex Ssebowa Road in Masaka City, about five kilometers way from court premises, according to the MP.
She added that the attack took place at about 8am after she parked on the roadside due to the heavy rain.
The following is an account as given by Malende on arrival at the Masaka High Court:
I stopped and parked the car because the road was not clear as it was raining heavily. Moments later, we heard someone banging on the car window and thought that maybe they wanted some help.
When I lowered it, I saw three men in black raincoats standing near the car but I could not identify them due to the heavy rain.
“They continued banging the car for some minutes before they disappeared. When it stopped raining, we set off, only to realize that the car was not moving properly.
When I stopped to check, two tyres on the driver’s seat had been deflated.
We started making frantic phone calls to some people for help. We also received phone calls from some security people and we explained what had happened.
I think their intention was to scare and also delay us from arriving at court in time. Good enough, some of our colleagues had already arrived at court.