President Yoweri Museveni has warned police against unnecessary arrests of civilians.
The President was angered by the fact that police has made it a habit to arrest citizens for allegedly moving at night.
“No one should be arrested for merely walking at night,” Museveni stated while responding to concerns raised by residents of Kasangati at Saaza grounds.
Museveni stopped to address NRM supporters after visiting the family of the late Sam Njuba in Nangabo sub-county in Wakiso district.
Residents raised the issue of unnecessary arrests and detentions by police on flimsy excuses.
They cited the most common one as being “idle and disorderly”.
Museveni assured them that he will investigate police and get to the bottom of the matter.
Meanwhile in Busia, police arrested four people at the border for entering the country illegally.
Police was backed by operatives of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence and the arrested, all of Somali origin, are currently being held at Busia Central police station.
Julius Gobolo, the Busia District police commander, told NTV that the arrested included; Hassan Mohammed, Ali Ismail and Abdul Mohammed.
He said they were helped by two women to cross the border and were headed for Kisenyi, a Kampala suburb.
Gobolo said they will be charged with illegal entry.
The arrest of the four comes after police said it was investigating a YouTube video in which Al Shabaab insurgents are planning a jihad war on Kampala and Bujumbura.
Before that, the same terrorists had warned of massive attacks in East Africa, especially Uganda and Kenya.