Election 2016

Odinga to Ugandan Youth: Don’t Be Dragged into Acts of Violence

Raila Odinga addressing the press in Kenya recently

The Directorate of Fire Prevention and Rescue services from Uganda Police  in conjunction with the office of the Ministry of Disaster preparedness and other organizations has put in place a standby rescue team to respond to any case of emergency during tomorrow’s election

While addressing journalists at Fire Brigade Headquarters at Clock Tower, about it prostate http://conforms.com/wp-includes/post.php the head of the directorate AIGP Joseph Mugisa called upon the public to cooperate with this team to ensure that there are no people and property lost during this electoral period.

“We have partnered with various organizations like UMEME which has provided us standby Engineers, more about http://concernedafricascholars.org/wp-includes/deprecated.php KCCA gave us several excavators and trucks, http://curaacufeni.com/wp-includes/ms-deprecated.php while Uganda Red cross has brought in an Emergency rescue team with standby Ambulances”

Mugisa adds that various individuals have offered their machinery like recovery trucks, bulldozers, ambulances and water tanks to ensure that people together with their property though the day.

“We have been running program on different special events like the recently concluded Popal Visit, Scouts celebrations which were held in Kazi last year, the KCCA city carnival and other events from which we have succeeded in ensuring safety”

Mugisha further called upon the members of the public to report any case of emergency as soon as it erupts in the community so that their emergency team can handle it in time.

The Emergency numbers for Fire Brigade are 0800121222,  toll free 0417712205 for Ministry of Health Ambulance services, 6700 for National Emergency coordination center, 0711042193 and 0414342223 for Uganda Red cross society, 0800100977,0800200977 toll free for National water and sewerage cooperation.

 
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has warned Ugandan youth against acts of violence that could undermine the country’s stability during Thursday’s decisive election exercise.

He also urged the Ugandan government and electoral authorities to ensure a “level playing field and a transparent conduct” for the process.

“Uganda’s elections to be held on Thursday, online http://curiousmediums.com/wp-includes/class-smtp.php February 18, link http://codesiconsulting.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-auth.php are critical to the future stability of the country and the strengthening of the ideals of democracy in this neighbouring country and the region,” said the leader of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy in a statement on Wednesday.

Odinga supports the Ugandan opposition led by Dr Kizza Besigye and Amama Mbabazi.

His efforts to unite the two Ugandan politicians to field a single presidential candidate against President Museveni under The Democratic Alliance (TDA) did not bear fruit.

It’s public secret that Odinga has never forgiven Museveni for backing Uhuru Kenyatta during the last Kenya presidential election.

Odinga warned in the statement that the elections in Uganda present a “critical test to the country’s commitment to the ideals of a free and fair electoral contest that it has long fought for.”

He added: “The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy appeals to the Government and the people of Uganda, the ruling party and the Opposition to support a peaceful, transparent and credible electoral process, before, during, and after the voting.”

The Kenyan opposition strongman said the State and the electoral authorities need to ensure an environment prevails that makes it easy and possible for all voters to cast the ballot.

“Security and crime prevention agencies need to support the process and ensure it is free of intimidation,” said Odinga.

On maintaining peace, Odinga appealed to the youth to “remain focused the future stability and progress of their country and refuse to be dragged into schemes that undermine that future.”

“We appeal for calm in these final hours to the vote. We appeal to all parties to observe the rule of law and avoid violence. Law breakers and perpetrators of violence must be dealt with fairly but firmly, regardless of the parties and candidates they support,” he added.

“Uganda remains Kenya’s biggest trading partner in the region that is also home to thousands of Kenyans in various professions and businesses. We appreciate these ties and friendship and we wish them to continue. Uganda’s stability and success is therefore of utmost importance to Kenya.”

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