By Watchdog reporter
Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has called police’s warning against protests by Kizza Besigye and Erias Lukwago in support of vendors.
Police say Besigye and Lukwago are talking to vendors to riot.
However Lukwago says police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi was engaging in “idle talk”.
“Imagine the Police spokesman indulging in idle talk!”‘Lukwago commented on police post titled “PLANNED ILLEGAL DEMONSTRATIONS”.
Below is the police statement:
Uganda Police Force has received reliable information from intelligence sources that Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Mr. Erias Lukwago and other political actors have been mobilizing and meeting vendors who were recently removed from the city streets with the aim of staging illegal demonstrations on Monday October 31, 2016.
Uganda Police Force wishes to inform the general public that it has not received any notification concerning the planned demonstration and that any person who participates in such illegal activity commits a crime.
Police shall take all necessary measures to prevent such illegal acts and ensure that no persons disrupt the normal business life and peace in the city.
The public is cautioned not to be misled and hoodwinked by such opportunistic individuals whose agenda is to cause the breach of peace in the city.
Vendors and hawkers are advised to be patient and work with the ministry responsible for Kampala Capital City affairs to find alternative solutions.
Andrew Felix Kaweesi ‘ndc’(k)
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
October 30, 2016