Police warns Besigye against city procession


The Uganda Police Force says today, Tuesday 5th April, 2016, Rtd. Col Dr. Kiiza Besigye will attend prayers at the FDC party Headquarters at Najanankumbi.

The prayers shall be held within the enclosed party premises, which, it agrees, does not violate the law.

“What is of particular security concern however, is information that after the prayers RTD. Col Dr. Kiiza Besigye intends to drive in a procession from Najanankumbi through Clock Tower to Container Village which is one of the most highly populated areas in Kampala City,” says Polly Namaye, the police deputy spokesperson.

She cautioned Besigye to desist from carrying out any procession because he has not notified the police in time as required by the Public Order Management Act sec 4 (1) 5(1).

“Violation of this law calls for sanctions as provided by the Act.”

Namaye further advised the public to shun anyone who tries to involve them in any unlawful activity that is likely to disrupt safety and peace within the city and which could result into damage to lives and people’s properties.

“The Uganda Police Force assures all Ugandans and in particular the business community in Kampala that all measures are in place to ensure public order as well as security for persons and properties.”

Besigye is still under house arrest.

Police chief Kale Kayihura on April Fools Day said police was withdrawing from Besigye’s home only to pour more officers in Kasangati.

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