Speaking to journalists at the Uganda Media Centre during the triweekly security briefing, Fred Enanga, the spokesperson of the Uganda Police Force said that considering the risk that their officers were exposed to, their reaction was appropriate in trying to quell the protests.
According to Oceng, upon a search, they found 6 solar panels in the house of Onung, an LCIII councilor, 3 panels in the house of Okot, chairperson of business community and 1 panel in the house of Loum, the LCI chairperson.
The 36 people, mostly youth below 25 years, have been produced in Kalisizo Magistrate’s Court where Joy Nambozo, the Chief Magistrate remanded them. They all maintained their innocence saying they are victims of circumstances.
Assistant Superintendent of Police William Tumuheirwe, Kisoro district police officer-in-charge of traffic, says that the incident occurred when an ISUZU ELF lorry registration number UBB 63V failed to negotiate the sharp corner at Kagano primary school in Kanaba hills.
The suspects were arrested on Sunday during an operation in Kisekka Market.
Traders in Kisekka Market say they are working in fear of their lives after plain clothed security officers arrested five people this morning.