Joint security and intelligence services have warned the National Unity Platform activists who are secretly mobilizing and funding these youth to take part in riots across the country.
According to Security Forces, a section of people in the diaspora are encouraging these violent acts by funding them and encouraging blackmail on government. “There are twitter spaces which are being used by some NUP activists to devise means of funding violence and blackmailing the government,’’a security source said.
The source said that they have identified some people and will be brought to book. On further interviewing the source declined to give details but from previous reports Aiden Kaliisa is one of the people that came out in the News for organizing controversial twitter space Meetings.
According to a source within the Kamwokya based NUP, its youth activists led by Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi’s bodyguard a one Ashraf claim they will be rioting in commemoration of the November 18th 2020 riots in Kampala where they allegedly lost some of their supporters.
“They are regrouping, training and recruiting more members to take part in these riots in memory of the people they claim died in their struggle last year,” said a source within NUP.
A source adds that this time, the group is planning more violent riots across the country which will include throwing petrol bombs, attacking key security installations, security vehicles and other strategic locations with the view of disabling the government from a crackdown on them.
They also intend to stage road blocks on all roads leading to Kampala city and burn tyres with the aim of bringing the city to standstill by stopping business operations.
“They want to start with visiting graves of those who died, take photos and videos and share them on various social media pages with a view of trying to incite the public.”
The same group has been sharing video clips in their WhatsApp groups which explain how to easily make improvised bombs from local materials for use during these riots.
The NUP activists plan is to repeat what happened last year. On November 18th 2020, riots broke out in Kampala and some parts of the country after the arrest of Bobi Wine in Luuka district, eastern Uganda.
Kyagulanyi had been arrested for violating the coronavirus-related measures put in place by the ministry of health in order to combat the spread of the virus in the country. Uganda at the time had registered more than 17000 cases and more than 150 deaths.
Kyagulanyi’s supporters set up barricades, burnt tyres and piles of rubbish in the streets of the capital, Kampala, and other towns.
However, security forces say it is aware of the reorganizing group and plans to cause havoc. They warned them to desist from continuing with such unlawful actions. The public have also been urged not fall into the victims of such illegal plans by the opposition. Members of the Public have been warned and asked not to only desist but also report any plans to destabilize the country.