Uganda Police Force says it has received reliable information from intelligence sources that Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Mr. Erias Lukwago and other political actors are planning riots in Kampala city.
Police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, said in a statement that Besigye and Lukwago have been mobilising and meeting vendors who were recently removed from the city streets with the aim of staging illegal demonstrations on Monday October 31, 2016.
“Uganda Police Force wishes to inform the general public that it has not received any notification concerning the planned demonstration and that any person who participates in such illegal activity commits a crime.”
Kaweesi said police shall take all necessary measures to prevent such illegal acts and ensure that no persons disrupt the normal business life and peace in the city.
“The public is cautioned not to be misled and hoodwinked by such opportunistic individuals whose agenda is to cause the breach of peace in the city,” Kaweesi said.
He advised vendors and hawkers to be patient and work with the ministry responsible for Kampala Capital City affairs to find alternative solutions.