Gov’t starts revenge on opposition in Kampala


Kampala Capital City Authority has evicted vendors from the city streets on Friday.

KCCA, Police and Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF implement the operation dubbed ‘restoration of trade order and sanity’.

The eviction comes a day after an ultimatum issued by Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) to rid the streets of vending activities elapsed.

The traders had given KCCA up to the end of Thursday to evict vendors from the city streets, failure of which, they would vacate their shops and display their merchandise on the streets.

Street vendors had been banned from streets, however with business booming in festive season, they returned occasionally and with the campaign season, setting in they settled.

Their return however, rubbed the traders the wrong way hence the Authority to prevail on them.

It should be noted that Kampala voted for the opposition overwhelmingly.

In his victory speech at Rwakitura, President Yoweri Museveni vowed to wipe out the entire opposition in the next five years.

At the start of March, over 15,000  Field Police Officers evicted up families from Kampala area barracks of Naguru and Nsambya.

Their businesses were also torn down.

With no place to go, the evictees claim that it is because the barracks voted overwhelmingly for Besigye over Museveni.

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