The Police Operations director, AIGP Edward Ochom has asked all the force’s commanders to be on high alert over planned protests starting in Kampala and later spread to other parts of the country.
In a message to all Regional Police Commanders, DPCs and other respective commanders, they ought to be alert starting today to thwart plans by opposition politicians carrying out protests against President Museveni’s forthcoming inauguration set for May.
According to the police operations director, all commanders should enhance visibility through foot and motorized patrols as well as road barriers and snap checkpoints put in place to check movements towards the city centre.
The development comes following a number of posters announcing a plan to disrupt the inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni that have been pinned in a number of parts across the country.
The Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire said the police were going to deploy heavily to thwart any possible protests.
Owoyesigyire further added that the police will not hesitate to arrest and charge in courts of law anyone, who will be found participating in these illegal activities.
This is the second time security agencies are coming out calling against the anticipated violence of dissatisfaction following highly contested January 14th presidential and Parliament elections.