Police to Enhance Security Detail for Besigye, Bobi Wine, Lukwago Amid Life Threats

Police Spokesperson, SSP Emilian Kayima briefing journalists at CPS on Monday

Police have revealed that they will enhance the security detail of opposition politicians, Dr Kizza Besigye, Erias Lukwago and Bobi Wine after a report was filed to Police regarding threats to their security.

According to Police Spokesperson, SSP Emilian Kayima, Police last week received a notification that the lives of former FDC President, Kizza Besigye, Kampala Mayor, Erias Lukwago and Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine are under threats.

The complaint was filed to the Inspector General of Police, Okoth Ochola by Lukwago’s Personal Assistant, last week on Wednesday.

Following the security concern, the IGP has directed the officers concerned including the Director of CID to follow up the issue and investigate.

“There were alleged security threats on some opposition leaders including Mayor Lukwago, Dr Kizza Besigye and Hon Robert Kyagulanyi. The IGP received a written notification to the effect that there were threats to lives of some people including the Lord Mayor,” SSP Kayima said while addressing journalists at the Central Police Station (CPS) in Kampala.

“The IGP directed officers to start investigations. The officers will immediately have a chat with the Lord Mayor and the other two mentioned in the report,” Kayima added.

He said that the engagement with the three political leaders will aim at appreciating their security concerns, to improve their security detail and to agree on the most viable way forward together.

“We know that some of them already have security, and some don’t. We shall also guide them on what they need to do to improve on personal security, and also open a GAF file” he added.

He asked the three to cooperate with Police in the course of finding a solution to the alleged threat. On how long the provision of a security detail will last, Kayima said that as long as the threat is confirmed and still stands. He said that Police with work together with other security agencies on the issue.

Meanwhile, he appealed to Ugandans that might be faced with life threats regarding security to report to Police since its core mandate is to protect the lives of citizens.

“We don’t want to investigate deaths. We want to protect life so that nobody can injure or take another person’s life,” Kayima stated.

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