Police Restores Order in the City, Issues Statement on Besigye’s Rallies

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This morning there was an incident at punjan junction, where the FDC presidential candidate Rtd Col Dr. Kiiza Besigye, with his supporters wanted to hold a heavy procession through the heart of Kampala city, a modality which was not agreed upon with the Police, after his campaigns in Kamwokya and Kisenyi.

The Police engaged with him and his campaign officials to alter the route plan, since it was not appropriate, as it would paralyze business and easily promote tension within the city and attract violence. The Police has since last week been appealing to all the presidential candidates to conduct their final schedules in an orderly and timely manner.

We have meanwhile conveyed him to his home in Kasangati, since he had failed to adhere to the security and traffic guidelines by the Police. He is at liberty to reorganize his campaign schedules and inform the Police accordingly.

The Police has the mandate to maintain public order and to create a favorable electoral environment and we urge all the presidential candidates and the general public to be mindful of the security measures in place.

 

CP Fred Enanga

Press and Public Relations Officer

Uganda Police

15th February 2016

 

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