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Police Clarify on Besigye Arrest

Dr Besigye addresses press at his home in Kasangati after being released from Kira Road (Photo by Pat Larubi)

Following Monday afternoon’s chaos in the Capital Kampala where opposition’s leading presidential candidate Col Kizza Besigye was briefly detained by police, pilule http://consumermedsafety.org/components/com_k2/templates/default/itemform.php the army has come out with a stern warning.

The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces will not hesitate to take action at the slightest sense of a plan to destabilize security and stability in the country, erectile http://csmfireprotection.com.au/components/com_k2/views/itemlist/tmpl/user.php as next week’s general elections close in.

And while the army is expected to exercise utmost apolitical conduct through the election exercise, search the UPDF spokesperson Col Paddy Ankunda says the national army is still part of the state and the state is mandated to protect its people.

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“Even during elections the state exists!” said the army’s mouthpiece in a social media message.

Any form of defiance and/or violence, he warned, shall be tolerated by the state.

“We shall not hesitate to enforce law and order and who ever tries with violence will face the full force of the law,” warned Ankunda.
Police have spoken out on the circumstances under which presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye was detained briefly at Kira road Police station, what is ed http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/sharedaddy.php saying that this was only preventive.

The police at a press conference denied allegations that the FDC candidate was arrested, adiposity http://christchurchcathedral.org.au/wp-content/plugins/cforms/lib_options_sub.php calling this baseless information.

Kampala Police spokesperson Fred Enanga told reporters at the Central Police Station that police took action in line with its constitutional mandate of maintaining sanity in the city center.

“Mr Besigye informed the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander AIGP Abassi Byakagaba  that he had a rally on Nasser road. He was advised to use Mukwano junction which Besigye defied, http://cocomoonthesea.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-ajax-form-pro/ajax-form-app/style/bootstrap-in-field-labels.css.php ”
he said.

He added that Besigye decided to use Kampala road where processions where banned.

“Besigye knows very well that processions are no longer allowed in the central business area. Being that he has been uncooperative with us, we decided to escort him back to his home.”

Enanga added as a way of maintaining order in the city, the Anti-riot and Military Police were called in to disperse the rowdy crowd.

 

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