Police clears Amama to start consultations


Hon Amama Mbabazi and Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura at a function

Police has finally cleared former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, to commence with his countrywide consultations as earlier planned.

Amama this week wrote to the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, seeking permission to go ahead with countrywide consultations.

In a letter dated September 3, Mbabazi gives a clear programme of how he intends to carry out his political activities.

He notifies IGP Kale Kayihura that he will be starting with Soroti, Kapchorwa and Jinja towns.

In a response dated September 4, Kayihura writes to Mbabazi giving him a go ahead.

“Following your introduction to the electoral commission and picking the required nomination forms, you are cleared to hold consultations as scheduled,” Kayihura writes.


He, however, warned Mbabazi to follow the guidelines under Public Order Management Act.

Amama has to provide evidence to police commanders in the areas he visits that owners and managers of the venues he will use have accepted to rent them out.

“The meetings are expected to be peaceful but should they tend to be violent, they shall be called off and only be reconvened when order has been restored.”

As planned, Mbabazi will kick-start consultations on Monday September 7, 2015.

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