The police has noted with serious concern, the continuous use of unlawful assemblies and processions by selected political groups and individuals in particular Hon. MP Robert Kyagulanyi, as tools to manifest their divergent political views, in a manner which involves massive disruption of other rights of the community.
In the statement, Public Relations Officer ‘CP Enanga Fred’ said;
Uganda as a country, respects rule of law and constitutionalism, which guarantees freedom of peaceful assembly, association and expression; and has provided, meaningful opportunities for all political actors to express their diverse opinions either verbally or symbolically.
All political actors with peaceful intentions and do not use, advocate or incite violence, have held meetings with their supporters where their concerns, aspirations, and views, have been discussed under peaceful settings. We congratulate them and do encourage other defiant political actors to emulate them.
On Monday, 29th April 2019, at around 11:30 am the Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi was arrested, at Mulago roundabout, while heading to CID headquarters for statement recording. Read Article
He now faces additional charges of holding an illegal assembly and procession after he was accused of organizing his supporters to escort him along the way.
In the meanwhile, Uganda Police is conducting training and education of their officers and reminding them about the role of police during demonstrations, strategies to decrease tension, how to cooperate with organizers, managing various gatherings, the use of proclamation, and the respect and protection of human dignity.
As we talk now Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi wine has been charged and remanded in Luzira Prison until further notice. We will keep updating you.