The Police have learnt of particular groups and individuals that are going around spreading scare stories against the “Wanainchi”, to purposely prevent them from going about their businesses and or reporting for work on, Monday, 29th February 2016. Such threats have been magnified by the media and as a result, increased anxiety in the public.
As Police, we would like to warn these scaremongers, particularly, politicians that are indulging in the politics of fear, to stop playing politics that is divisive and manipulative for their selfish political reasons.
We want to inform the public that we are taking these threats seriously, and do assure all Ugandans and visitors, that they should not be intimidated from going about their lawful businesses, because their safety is guaranteed. And like we have demonstrated in the past, we are doing everything within our means to keep you all, safe, secure and free of hate in all its forms.
We also appeal to whoever is being intimidated, or has information that may lead to the arrest of the culprits to avail it to the Police, other security persons or local council officials for immediate action.