Following a spate of protests in Kampala and other parts of the country demanding the release of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the Uganda Police Force (UPF) says, they have Intelligence information indicating that further chaos and violence might erupt.
According to Police Spokesperson, SSP Emilian Kayima, information in their possession, indicates that sections of Ugandans especially those in the Boda Boda business are mobilised to attack each other.
“We have Intelligence that further riots might occur as some groups of Boda Boda riders in and around Kampala are being mobilised to attack other riders,” Mr Kayima said in a statement on Wednesday.
“There are equally recorded messages on social media that are mobilising people to engage in crime, spreading harmful propaganda, hate speech and other forms of crimes,” he added.
On Monday August 20, security agencies arrested more than 45 people who allegedly participated in the protests in the city, which saw property destroyed, normal flow of traffic and business in the city centre disrupted.
Supporters of hospitalised Mityana Municipality legislator, Francis Zaake, had also over the weekend staged protests in Mityana, which led to the death of Samuel Ssekiziyivu and several others injured.
Today, violence was reported in the Eastern town of Jinja, where residents blocked roads as well as burnt car tyres protesting the continued detention of Mr Kyagulanyi.
However, Police says that the process of screening the arrested suspects, is underway and those found culpable will be prosecuted in accordance with the laws of Uganda.
Kayima has further cautioned Ugandans on involving in criminal activities, saying the Police and other sister security agencies are on alert to monitor, detect and deter any criminal incidents to guarantee security for all people in the country.