Crime & Investigation

Police Warn on Conspiracy to Destabilise Uganda

Gen Kale Kayihura speaking at a press briefing in Kampala recently

Uganda Police say they have intercepted a fabricated memo allegedly unraveling some of atrocities committed by Uganda Peoples Defense Forces in Northern Uganda during the LRA insurgency.

The authors of the document, police say, are falsely claiming to be former members of the UPDF who retired some time back.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga warned in a statement on Saturday that the communication was forged and described it as a “malicious creation by the evil-minded elements

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The authors of the document, Enanga claims, were hired to pose as UPDF Deserters who held sensitive positions within the UPDF.

Their aim, he says, is to discredit government and particularly create hatred and disaffection of the people, especially of northern Uganda against the government.

“They intend to circulate this cheap propaganda in the electronic, specifically social media, and the print media including dropping leaflets. They also plan to disseminate this cheap propaganda within Uganda and abroad,” he added.

At the peak of the Joseph Kony commanded LRA insurgency in the northern part of the country, the UPDF was equally accused of committing atrocities.

A report unveiled by the Human Rights Watch in 2005 indicated that UPDF together with the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army continued to kill, rape and uproot civilians in northern Uganda with brazen impunity.

Enanga told ChimpReports today that police are working with sister security agencies in “hunting down these criminals. In the meantime, we alert members of the local and international media that they should desist from giving platform to such acts of gross irresponsibility and criminality.”

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