Election 2016

More EU Election Observers Deployed, Concerned Over Crime Preventers

The Chief observer, Mr. Eduard Kukan (centre, in tie)
together with the team of 54 observers at Sheraton Hotel recently

Uganda’s military police have swung into action to reinforce the regular police to ensure maximum security following the detention of opposition FDC strongman, capsule http://collegenotester.com/applications/vanilla/views/moderation/file.php Dr Kizza Besigye.

Chimp Corp Paul Ampurire says the heavily armed military personnel are patrolling the city in trucks and on foot.

Security at commercial banks, http://citybreakguide.ro/wp-includes/pluggable.php ministries, Parliament, shopping malls, roundabouts and president’s office has been tightened.

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Besigye, who was picked from Kampala town while leading a procession of supporters to a rally along Nasser Road, is detained at Kiira Road Police Station.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said Besigye being held in their custody does not necessarily imply Besigye is under arrest.

“I am still trying to gather information, but what I know that there has not been any such thing as an arrest,” said Enanga.

“He is at Kiira Road, but does that mean that he has been placed under arrest?” he added before calling for patience.

President Museveni told a press conference at State House Entebbe on Sunday that the army would be deployed across the country to maintain peace and stability.

The Commander of the Military Police Col. Emmanuel Kanyesigye recently told reporters at their headquarters in Mbuya that his force is ready to strike hard on any perpetrators of uprisings during and after the oncoming election exercise.

“If anyone tries to destabilize the smooth running of the electoral process, we shall not allow this to happen. We will definitely take action to return the situation to normal,” Col. Kanyesigye warned.

“We have on many occasions done joint operations together the police and other sister security organs. Our comrades the police and intelligence personnel are on ground and there is no need to fear because it is our role to ensure that peace prevails.”

Police chief Gen Kale Kayihura said the “security infrastructure has capable, experienced and well-trained personnel who have been properly prepared for their electoral duties and responsibilities at polling stations, significant VIP instalments and patrol areas.”

He further stated that the increased Police deployment will be visible all through the country in order to give you all, and the entire world, the assurance that Uganda is at peace and that we have the situation under control.”
FDC ironman Dr Kizza Besigye has been released from Kiira Road Police Station where he was detained today morning after being picked from Jinja Road in Kampala.

Besigye was leading a procession of supporters in the Central Business District.

Police used teargas to disperse the crowds.

ChimpReports understands Besigye was today informed by police he would not be allowed to lead processions in Kampala town as it could result in destruction of property.

After over an hour of interrogation, information pills http://cfsk.org/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/em-pro-compatibility.php Besigye was escorted to his residence in Kasangati, cheap http://cyberneuro.com/templates/fw_mazaya/warp/helpers/data.php Wakiso District.

It’s from here that Police will discuss with Besigye his campaign routes in the city.

The FDC presidential candidate is later today expected at Makerere University grounds where he will address a rally.
Uganda’s military police have swung into action to reinforce the regular police to ensure maximum security following the detention of opposition FDC strongman, tadalafil http://clothesthatwork.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/asset/calendar_script.php Dr Kizza Besigye.

Chimp Corp Paul Ampurire says the heavily armed military personnel are patrolling the city in trucks and on foot.

Security at commercial banks, buy information pills ministries, Parliament, shopping malls, roundabouts and president’s office has been tightened.

Besigye, who was picked from Kampala town while leading a procession of supporters to a rally along Nasser Road, is detained at Kiira Road Police Station.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said Besigye being held in their custody does not necessarily imply Besigye is under arrest.

“I am still trying to gather information, but what I know that there has not been any such thing as an arrest,” said Enanga.

“He is at Kiira Road, but does that mean that he has been placed under arrest?” he added before calling for patience.

President Museveni told a press conference at State House Entebbe on Sunday that the army would be deployed across the country to maintain peace and stability.

The Commander of the Military Police Col. Emmanuel Kanyesigye recently told reporters at their headquarters in Mbuya that his force is ready to strike hard on any perpetrators of uprisings during and after the oncoming election exercise.

“If anyone tries to destabilize the smooth running of the electoral process, we shall not allow this to happen. We will definitely take action to return the situation to normal,” Col. Kanyesigye warned.

“We have on many occasions done joint operations together the police and other sister security organs. Our comrades the police and intelligence personnel are on ground and there is no need to fear because it is our role to ensure that peace prevails.”

Police chief Gen Kale Kayihura said the “security infrastructure has capable, experienced and well-trained personnel who have been properly prepared for their electoral duties and responsibilities at polling stations, significant VIP instalments and patrol areas.”

He further stated that the increased Police deployment will be visible all through the country in order to give you all, and the entire world, the assurance that Uganda is at peace and that we have the situation under control.”
The European Union election observation mission has dispatched a team of 54 short-term observers in respective areas of Uganda to monitor this week’s general elections. The team will join another 30 long term observers that were deployed on January 12.

Speaking to journalists at Sheraton Hotel Kampala on Monday, cialis 40mg http://chatterblast.com/wp-includes/media-template.php head of the Mission, hospital Mr. Eduard
Kukan said the mission will later be reinforced by a delegation of 7 members of the European Parliament and 26 locally recruited short-term observers from EU diplomatic community in Uganda.

“I would encourage them to go to the polls to execute their legitimate rights and to vote for the candidate of their choice, viagra 100mg ” said Mr. Kukan.

He expressed optimism that the election results will be accepted but cautioned the stakeholders to play their respective roles.

“So far we have observed that the campaigns have been peaceful and with negatives,” he added.

However the Chief observer expressed concern over the police crime preventers whose role he strongly questioned.

“We have raised the issue with the police several times but we have been told that the role of crime preventers is to ensure security.

However we still find a thin line between protection of voters and the possible intimidation.”

The European Union Election Observation Mission arrived in Uganda in December following invitation from the government of Uganda to monitor the elections.

The information collected by the observers will be the basis for the mission’s preliminary statement which will be issued on
February 20.

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