Police have warned security will intensify the crackdown on civilians putting on military attire in several parts of the country.
Addressing journalists yesterday, Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said following last week’s raid on National Unity Platform offices in Kamwokya and other parts of the city, a number of items ordinarily meant for armed forces were recovered, noting that they will extend the operations to other parts of the country.
The police spokesperson explained that there have been concerns from members of the public over the growing trend of civilians putting on military and police uniforms that he said had to be checked.
He noted that after the operation in Kampala, a number of people including celebrities has offered to voluntarily return the attires they illegally had in their possession.
Government last year gazetted the red beret similar to one commonly donned by Kyadondo East Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine’s National Unity Platform party supporters.
Last year, lawyer Ivan Bwowe challenged the gazetting and ban on wearing of red beret in courts of law but the case has never been disposed of.