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UCC to Stop Mirundi as Complaints Rise

Tamale Mirundi

Police today deployed heavily in the city center and foiled the inaugural campaign rally for Salongo Erias Lukwago, sale http://cpllogoterapia.com/wp-includes/feed.php who is seeking to defend his seat at the Kampala Lord Mayor in the coming 2016 general elections.

Lukwago was expected to kickoff his campaigns with a grand rally today at Nakasero market but according to Kampala Metropolitan Area police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, http://christlutheran.org/wp-includes/class-wp-network-query.php the incumbent Lord Mayor did not inform them about his plans.

“We have been informed that he intends to hold a rally at Nakasero market but it is illegal and will not be permitted. We have held a meeting with sister security organs and resolved that the venue is not suitable because it is a market in the city centre that attracts many people, which would paralyze business,” Onyango said on Monday afternoon.

“Allowing the rally to go on would cause traffic problems and cause discomfort to other people going around with their businesses.”

The police spokesperson however said that Lukwago has an alternative of looking for other suitable venues where he can hold the rally, emphasizing that the mayoral aspirant needs to work hand in hand with the law enforcers to ensure harmony before the rally kicks off.

Security remains tight at the venue

Security remains tight at the venue

“Like presidential aspirants do, he should also come and harmonize with police on the venues where he is to hold rallies,” Fred Enanga said.

He warned youths against being lured into joining what he termed as an illegal assembly adding that they would be handled according to the confines of the law.

You can add in that security is tight in Nakasero market under the command of cps Dpc Aaron Baguma but traders have vowed not to vacate the place where the rally is going to be held.

By publication, security was still tight around Nakasero market under the command of CPS Dpc Aaron Baguma. Traders also vowed not to give way for the rally to take place.

The market leadership also wrote to police complaining about turning their market into a political ground

The traders also wrote to police complaining about turning their market into a political ground


The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is considering blocking television and radio programs on which controversial presidential advisor Tamale Mirundi is usually hosted, this web http://concursofotografia.orihuela.es/wp-includes/pluggable-deprecated.php Chimp Corps report.

This follows what an official described as people’s “consistent complaints of abuse” by Mirundi to the regulatory body.

UCC Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi told this website on Monday that “media platforms should not be abused by anyone. We should use them constructively.”

Officials said Mirundi’s conduct has left many with damaged reputations; a situation they said had to be “dealt with decisively.”

Mirundi, advice http://covintec.cl/wp-includes/class-wp-http-ixr-client.php a controversial man whose attacks on government officials, state house staff and opposition politicians has sparked fury and at the same time excitement among his admirers.

He was kicked out of State House for launching a scathing attack on staff, describing them as thugs. Mirundi, who describes himself as the President’s “barking dog”, was subsequently removed from the position of presidential press Secretary.

But this has not stopped him from slamming opponents.

Action

However, Mutabazi said media houses which host Mirundi “risk consequences. They have to act. They have to stop allowing people to abuse their platforms.”

Asked what law UCC would rely on to crack the whip, Mutabazi responded: “We are calling upon concerned radio and television stations to show responsibility by addressing this concern. The laws are clear on holding people responsible for such content.”

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