Crime & Investigation

Police Warn Opposition on Destabilising Kampala


more about geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga on Friday said Police took the decision after “receiving credible Intelligence that some opposition leaders are planning to distort peace and cause mayhem in Kampala.”

He said the riots were planned today.

“Uganda Police, therefore, through its mandate of protecting life and property, which is enshrined in the Constitution, has taken precautionary measures to restrain such leaders from causing economic and social destruction within the city centre,” he added.

“The public especially the youths are encouraged to desist from such acts that may compromise them into lawlessness and conflict with the laws of Uganda.”

Police have in recent months clashed with opposition activists as they traverse the country to sensitise the people on the need for electoral reforms.

The law enforcement body accuses opposition of not liaising with authorities to conduct peaceful political assemblies.

On the other hand, opposition blame police for being high-handed, intolerant and smashing their political gatherings.

Enanga said Police are “going to maintain high visibility within the city center until when this threat is diffused.”

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