The Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura has assured Ugandans of security during the presidential and parliamentary polls tomorrow. Kayihura also warned against disruption of election process saying the campaigns have been largely tension free in spite of a few isolated incidents here and there.
According to him, there was only one major incident during the early phase of the campaigns in addition to assault and the defacing of posters which saw a number of people prosecuted.
“Everybody should go and vote. We shall secure you,” Kayihura said.
But he acknowledged that voter bribery is a challenge they face on election eve and further warned against any cases of mob justice.
Kayihura said social networking sites, which are commonly referred to as social media, “have become so pervasive” but anyone caught misusing it shall be dealt with accordingly.
He said some people abuse such sites to create unnecessary tension, citing an example of last week’s posts that the EC chairperson Badru Kiggundu had attempted to flee Uganda ahead of the polls.
“Controlling social media is not easy,” he said, adding, “Then the Smartphone has also become pervasive. It even has a camera.”