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“The mayor can’t get out and neither can his supporters or political allies get in. We are just waiting for the next action,” said Chimp Corp, Edison Akugizibwe.
Police have also deployed around Blue Nursery Primary School in Nakivubo area, and Kissekka areas where the Mayor’s supporters are expected to converge.
However, things look calm for the time being. The businesses are operating normally and there are no signs of a possible riot yet.
This is the latest development in the flaring tensions in Kampala after KCCA tribunal implicated the city Mayor Erias Lukwago last week on counts of misconduct, abuse of office and incompetence.
Lukwago and his political friends, however, swore not to go down without a fight and even promised to stage a rally in which they are set to address their supporters on a way out of the fix.
Opposition members backed the Lord Mayor and called upon Kampala residents to protest against the KCCA Tribunal’s ruling.
On Friday, Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze wrote to the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, notifying him about today’s public meeting.
The letter was also copied to the Kampala Police Commandant, Andrew Kaweesi.
However, Deputy Police publicist, Patrick Onyango on Sunday told Chimpreports that Nambooze’s letter “falls short of requirements of the new Public Order Management Act.”
Onyango said the letter ought to have clarified whether the owner of the premises was willing to provide the venue for the opposition rally.
He also maintained that Police must be informed three working days before such a meeting is held.
Police have warned the public against participating in what it described as an “illegal activity.”
Clashes between opposition supporters and security forces have in the past left a trail of bloodshed and destruction.