Uganda Police in Jinja has fired tear gas to disperse supporters of Patrick Amuriat who had gathered around him to show support.

Amuriat is heading to Soroti his home town to launch his presidential campaigns.

Upon arrival in Jinja, the former Kumi Member of Parliament was swarmed by a sizeable number of supporters which prompted Police to respond with force and fire tear gas to disperse them.

Other Presidential Candidates are also launching official campaigns.

Bobi WIne is heading to Nothern Uganda, Arua, Pakwach, and Nebbi

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is launching his Campaigns in Luweero District and the only female candidate is starting Thursday this week.