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UPDF warplanes in Kampala sign of peace-NRM  


Chief of Defence Forces Katumba Wamala (R) and state minister for Fisheries Ruth Nankabirwa.

The ruling NRM Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa, has asked Ugandans to remain calm saying the country was not at war.

She was responded to fears spreading on social media after UPDF fighter jets hovered over Kampala on Thursday morning.

One of the Russian Sukhoi Su-30MK2 Uganda fighters was seen spinning in the skies of Kampala city.

“Fighter jets flying over Kampala “is not a sign of war, but rather a sign of maintaining peace.”

Nankabirwa says Uganda’s problems were solved by the 1995 Constitution.

She warned FDC activists against defying a court order that bans their defiance activities.

“So if you want to protest a court order, you go to court.”

Earlier army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said the deployment of UPDF fighter jets is not meant to intimidate anyone.

“I hear people are worried about the aircrafts that over flew Kampala this morning,” the army spokesperson said in a tweet.

He asked residents to calm down saying “these were routine test flights”.

“The purpose [flying jets in Kampala] was not to intimidate anyone as some people are alleging,” Ankunda explained.

FDC in response told Ankunda that the people [Ugandans] chose hope over fear and “they aren’t worried by two jets”.

“We have chosen hope over fear. Flying jets over Kampala only strengthens our resolve,” FDC added.

In 2011, a display of the jet fighter plane brightened up the faces of delegates and hundreds of people that turned up for president Museveni swearing in ceremony at Kololo airstrip in Kampala.


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