The agency cited wanton killings by security forces, arrests and beatings of opposition supporters and journalists, disruption of opposition rallies, and a shutdown of the internet as major setbacks in the pursuit of democracy and the rule of law.
The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, as students challenged a 15 per cent cumulative increment on tuition and functional fees. The increment, which started this academic year, will affect all first-year students, for the next five years.
Mufti Menk decried of the wars that have caused massive destruction and loss of lives in different parts of the world. He also decried rampant killings caused by people hiding behind religion to commit atrocities.
Museveni who was addressing Uganda Peoples Defense Forces UPDF soldiers and hundreds of people at the 35th Tarehe Sita anniversary celebrations at Kololo Independence grounds, said government has capacity to keep peace.