Lawyer Najib Kasule thinks that Museveni is being misled to attack police on releasing suspects on bond. Kasule says police have over the years arrested dozens of people whenever a high profile crime is committed, but most of the suspects are kept in cells for several days and even months without trial.
Uganda has had nighttime curfew restrictions since last year when the country announced a lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19. Although motorcycles are not allowed to operate after 6 p.m, under the guidelines, many of them have often defied the directive and, have had their motorcycles impounded.
Timothy Okello, a resident of Barlwala describes the incident as shameful. He wants police to expedite investigations into the matter, saying that they cannot be safe if a whole LCI chairperson can be threatened like that.
Michael Longole, the Karamoja Region Police Spokesperson, says the deployment of more troops and choppers in Karamoja is an indication that government doesn’t treat the insecurity in the region lightly.