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Kayihura Meets EU Envoys Over Power Transfer Claims

Gen Kayihura poses for pictures with EU diplomats after the meeting in Kampala on Monday (Photo credit: Kristian Schmidt)

Mbarara through Monday afternoon was heated up in anticipation of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change President Col Dr Kizza Besigye who is expected in the municipality on Tuesday.

Wild bodaboda cyclists and supporters led by the FDC mayoral candidate Stanley Katembeya painted the entire town blue.

Mbarara is the home of Dr Besigye’s Wife Winnie Byanyima, health treat http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-nav-menu-checklist.php who served briefly as the area Member of Parliament before quitting for foreign work at the African Union and later Oxfam International where she’s currently serving as the Executive Director.

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Some of the FDC supporters embarked on sweeping the town clean in preparation for the main rally

Some of the FDC supporters embarked on sweeping the town clean in preparation for the main rally

Besigye is today (Monday) campaigning in his home town of Rukungiri, page ailment after holding massive rallies in Kabale district on Sunday.

Speaking to our reporter, remedy the mayoral candidate Katembeya said Besigye will have one of his best rallies in Mbarara, adding that all preparations have been successful.

Besigye is expected tomorrow in Rubindi, Mwizi, Bugamba, Kinoni, and Bunenero in Kashari County before concluding with his main rally Mbarara town at the Boma grounds.

Katembeyi said a number of presents have been set aside to be handed to the fourth time presidential candidate, that range from livestock to cash.

Mbarara Mayoral candidate Stanley Katembeyi speaking to Chimpreports

Mbarara Mayoral candidate Stanley Katembeyi speaking to Chimpreports about the preparation.

Police however cautioned that they would not tolerate madness in the town during the campaign.

The Mbarara DPC Jaffar Magyezi said police would be on standby arrest all those causing chaos and disrupting normal business especially in the town center.

Magyezi also said Police will not permit presenting animals such as goats to the candidate which are painted in party colors, noting that this violates the rights of animals.

As for the party decorations which Magyezi termed as ‘fetishes,’ he warned that these must be cleaned up in the evening immediately after the rally.

He also emphasized that Dr Besigye would not be permitted to visit Mbarara Referral hospital as intelligence has revealed.

 
Mbarara through Monday afternoon was heated up in anticipation of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change President Col Dr Kizza Besigye who is expected in the municipality on Tuesday.

Wild bodaboda cyclists and supporters led by the FDC mayoral candidate Stanley Katembeya painted the entire town blue.

Mbarara is the home of Dr Besigye’s Wife Winnie Byanyima, stomach http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/select.php who served briefly as the area Member of Parliament before quitting for foreign work at the African Union and later Oxfam International where she’s currently serving as the Executive Director.

Some of the FDC supporters embarked on sweeping the town clean in preparation for the main rally

Some of the FDC supporters embarked on sweeping the town clean in preparation for the main rally

Besigye is today (Monday) campaigning in his home town of Rukungiri, http://cheaplikesfollowers.com/wp-includes/rest-api.php after holding massive rallies in Kabale district on Sunday.

Speaking to our reporter, the mayoral candidate Katembeya said Besigye will have one of his best rallies in Mbarara, adding that all preparations have been successful.

Besigye is expected tomorrow in Rubindi, Mwizi, Bugamba, Kinoni, and Bunenero in Kashari County before concluding with his main rally Mbarara town at the Boma grounds.

Katembeyi said a number of presents have been set aside to be handed to the fourth time presidential candidate, that range from livestock to cash.

Mbarara Mayoral candidate Stanley Katembeyi speaking to Chimpreports

Mbarara Mayoral candidate Stanley Katembeyi speaking to Chimpreports about the preparation.

Police however cautioned that they would not tolerate madness in the town during the campaign.

The Mbarara DPC Jaffar Magyezi said police would be on standby arrest all those causing chaos and disrupting normal business especially in the town center.

Magyezi also said Police will not permit presenting animals such as goats to the candidate which are painted in party colors, noting that this violates the rights of animals.

As for the party decorations which Magyezi termed as ‘fetishes,’ he warned that these must be cleaned up in the evening immediately after the rally.

He also emphasized that Dr Besigye would not be permitted to visit Mbarara Referral hospital as intelligence has revealed.

 
Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura has Monday held a meeting with European Union envoys in Kampala during which he refuted media claims that he said government would not hand over power if defeated by the opposition in the 2016 elections.

Kayihura was quoted by the Observer as saying crime preventers would be handed guns in preparation for war.

In what officials described as a “relaxed, health http://demo.des.net.id/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugin-install-list-table.php calm and cordial meeting, for sale ” Kayihura denied “the inflammatory phrases” attributed to him by the newspaper and assured envoys of the “absolute impartiality of the police force in the upcoming elections.”

The diplomats had expressed alarm at Kayihura’s alleged claims.

According to police publicist Fred Enanga, Kayihura assured the diplomats that “police shall guarantee peaceful, secure, free and fair elections.”

The police chief added: “All parties should rest assured that the UPF is committed to act in a non-partisan way, in order to ensure equal rights of all candidates and, especially, of people of Uganda.”

ChimpReports understands that diplomats expressed reservations about acts of violence perpetrated by police in different parts of the country especially against opposition candidates and their supporters.

Kayihura acknowledged that in “isolated incidents during the electoral campaigns, especially involving supporters of the opposition, the police could have acted inappropriately in use of force. “

The police boss further revealed that investigations have been carried out into acts of violence and appropriate action taken, including removing responsible officers from their positions of appointment.

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He maintained that unnecessary use of force was “localised” and that neither him nor the police command sanctioned such acts.

On the role of crime preventers, Kayihura presented what police described as “opposition-leaning youth” who pioneered the crime prevention at Makerere University.

They claimed the program is modelled along the lines of South Korean model of neighbourhood watch and assured the curious diplomats of non-politicisation of their activities.

Enanga said at the close of the meeting, police agreed to work closely with the office of UN Commissioner on Human Rights to address some concerns expressed and ensure crime preventers’ actions conform to UN standards on law enforcement and respect of human rights.

“UPF and EU Ambassadors agreed to have a more direct, open and regular dialogue to ensure transparency and fairness especially during the election period,” said Enanga.

The Head of EU Delegation, Kristian Schmidt, ?expressed gratitude at meeting Gen Kayihura and his team.

“ We appreciate the dialogue and collaboration,” said Kristian on his official Twitter handle.

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