Following demonstrations that happened along Jinja-Kamuli highway on Monday 11th July, ASP James Mubi the police spokesperson, Kiira region has cautioned opposition leaders against fueling citizens into violence.
“As the police we warn haters of peace who are trying to incite violence because of their hidden agendas, to halt such acts because we are also ready to maintain order as per our core mandate,” Mubi said.
He added that according to intelligence sources, opposition leaders who want to cause insecurity in the region are responsible for the insecurity in the region.
“Demonstrators are camouflaging as taxi drivers and Boda boda riders. However, many are street robbers and mobilized opposition members who are seen getting money from passengers after blocking the road,” Mubi stated.
In a video circulating, protesters are seen burning tires, firewood in the middle of the road something which paralyzed the movement of vehicles for hours.
Mubi stated that anyone who will be found guilty of the vice will be handled as the law requires.
So far, eight people have been arrested and 11 motorcycles impounded following the demonstrations.
Police have heavily deployed security operatives along Jinja-Kamuli highway and in other spotted potential areas of violence in Busoga region.
Security advises Ugandans to distance themselves from such law breaking acts which may lead to arrest and instead focus on economic activities that’ll lead to country development.
The public is also advised to report such acts before they cause damage not only to community but also to national peace and security.