KAMPALA – Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango has revealed that the first day of the presidential nominations have generally been successfull in terms of security.
In a statement dated November 2,2020, Onyango noted that there was no major incident registered in Kampala Metropolitan Policing Area.
“The presidential aspirants, who were nominated today, followed the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) guidelines,” he said.
However, Onyango said there were minor incidents registered around Kisekka Market, where people, who were putting on yellow T-shirts, were attacked by groups armed with stones.
“The attacking group was also dressed in yellow T-shirts. The an organised group that seemed not be NRM supporters, but just dressed in yellow T-shirts,” reads an excerpt.
According to Onyango, they also attempted to move in a procession but they were dispersed by security personnel.
“Two suspects who were attacking the group with stones have been arrested and detained at CPS Kampala on charges of inciting violence.”
At Nakawa, Onyango noted that purported supporters of Retired General Henry Tumukunde blocked the road, after the candidate came out of his vehicle in an attempt to address them.
“Police used teargas to disperse them. Gen Tumukunde was able to proceed for nomination,”
He further said that presidential aspirant, Mr. John Katumba, when he reached Nakawa, he claimed that his car tyre had got a puncture and he wanted to walk to the nomination centre.
“Police organised for him another vehicle and he was delivered to the centre safely,” said Onyango.
He urged presidential aspirants, who are supposed to be nominated tomorrow, to follow the same guidelines set by the EC.