The Uganda police has warned to unleash a new type of tear gas that will leave opposition demonstrators with a repulsive smell of human faeces.
According to police spokesman Fred Enanga Sunday in a talk show on Bilal FM radio station in Old Kampala.
“The foul smell will linger on doused victims for a while, leaving them at risk of being shunned by other people”
This warning comes after the police brutally beat up supporters of former FDC presidential candidate Kizza Besigye something that attracted a public outcry, leading to disciplinary proceedings against some officers.
In the immediate aftermath of the beatings, police chief Kale Kayihura announced that police had dropped tear gas, itchy pepper spray, and live and rubber bullets, and resorted to batons and water cannons as the tools of choice for dispersing protestors. Now, though, there is a new type of tear gas on the way.
“We began with a few types of motor vehicle tear gas, which people complained of; we brought coloured tear gas to identify those involved in demonstrations, and when defiance persisted, we brought pepper spray which stings a person for 30 minutes. And now we have brought the poop spray. Someone will keep with that smell for some time,” Enanga said.
He argued that when Besigye was in court waiting for the ruling of his bail application recently, he was calm, but on coming out, he started mobilizing his supporters for defiance.
He also criticised community-based organisations (CBOs) for writing biased reports that carry leading questions such as “Do you like the police beatings