Closed Circuit Television –CCTV security cameras have helped joint security forces to arrest 40 people suspected to have attacked police officers during City protests against the arrest of presidential candidate, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the biggest number of the suspects were picked from Kampala Metropolitan area that covers the areas of Kampala City, Wakiso and Mukono districts. In greater Kampala alone, police and military arrested 321 suspects on Wednesday and Thursday.
More than 30 people were been arrested since Wednesday when protests erupted following news of the arrest of NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, who is accused of defying guidelines put in place by the Electoral Commission and the Ministry of Health on controlling the spread of COVID-19, during campaigns.
Mpigi Resident District Commissioner Rose Mary Byabasaija announced the changes after two days of protests that followed the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi, the President of the National Unity Platform. Kyagulanyi was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly defying guidelines by the Electoral Commission and the Ministry of Health for controlling the spread of COVID-19 during campaigns.
Both day and night patrols will continue until the new lockdown is lifted and residents in the area have been told to remain at home and to avoid unnecessary movements which may cause their arrest. meantime, Uniform and plainclothed police and armed officers are patrolling the communities to put out the fire and to clear the barricades out of the roads, and to enforce the law.
The incident happened at Agung Village, Anaka Sub–County along the Packwach–Karuma Highway, when A a motorcycle registration number UEV 202X on which they were riding joined the highway and collided with the speeding police truck registration number UP 5638.