By our reporter
Police has issued guidelines which will be followed on Thursday as Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Serntamu alias Bobi Wine returns to Uganda.
In a media briefing held on Wednesday morning at Police Headquarters in Naguru, Police chiefs who confirmed the return of Bobi Wine from US on Thursday said they got intelligence that some group of people are planning to participate in processions and assemblies as a way of welcoming the legislator.
“The police and other security agencies have intelligence of country wide mobilization of different groups of people who are being distributed with Red T-Shirts and posters calling upon them to participate in processions and assemblies to receive the Hon. MP,” they said.
However, police has noted that such public assemblies and processions are regulated by the provisions of Public Order Management Act (POMA) 2013 and in this case no Bobi Wine family member has worked out a mechanism for these intended processions and assemblies as provided by law thus making them unlawful.
“As a result, they are unlawful and would disrupt normal business activities including movement of people to and from the airport. A section of parents and members of the public are very concerned at such unlawful, unregulated activities,”
Police chiefs said the legislator will be received by his immediate family and will be accorded security from the airport to his home to ensure law and order.
“On his arrival, the Hon. MP will be received at Entebbe International Airport by his immediate family.He will be availed security from the airport to his home.Police will further ensure law and order for all road users.There shall be no unlawful rallies, processions and assemblies.Any activity that entails a public gathering must be in conformity with the provisions of Public Order Management Act (POMA).The Hon. MP is expected to comply with the traffic laws and regulations,” said Police.