At least 82 suspects are in police custody following joint security operations to recover police and military wear from the National Unity Platform-NUP offices and supporters.
This comes a day after, a joint security team comprising police and the military stormed the NUP head offices and several shops in different parts of Kampala where they recovered NUP branding materials including T-shirts and red berets resembling those used by the military.
The operations were conducted in Kamwokya, Makindye, Kiyembe, Mulago, Bwaise and Kawempe to halt the production of unauthorized uniforms by illegal manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and sellers.
Although NUP insists that the operations were aimed at frustrating Kyagulanyi’s presidential bid, security says the offices were targeted as one of the places involved in the supply and distribution of uniforms that were gazetted as a preserve of the armed forces.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says following a screen exercise they have remained with 82 suspects locked up in police cells under different police divisions.
He also encouraged all in possession of such items to voluntarily return them to military bases and police stations before they are picked up.
The UPDF Deputy Spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki dismisses claims that the operations are targeting NUP.