The CCTV photos released by Superintendent of Police –SP Patrick Onyango, who is the Kampala police spokesperson, show people carrying logs, stones, tyres, and garbage placing them in the middle of roads.
released 21 Closed Circuit Television –CCTV photos of people suspected to have
spearheaded and robbed people during protests following the arrest of
presidential candidate, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine on Wednesday.
Kampala City, Wakiso and Mukono districts after news of Bobi Wine's arrest spread
all over the country. The National Unity Platform - NUP presidential candidate was arrested by police commanded by former
Kampala metropolitan commander, CP Frank Mwesigwa at his campaign venue in
photos released by Superintendent of Police –SP Patrick Onyango, who is the
Kampala police spokesperson, shows people carrying logs, stones, tyres, and
garbage placing them in the middle of roads.
said the pictures are intended to identify people who took advantage of the
Wednesday and Thursday protests to steal and rob passengers in taxis,
travelers on motorcycles as well as stealing valuables from pedestrians.
want to identify people who started the protests with intent of stealing and
robbing people. We also want to identify people who maliciously damaged people’s
property including our patrol vehicles,” said SP Onyango.
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officers were injured in the Wednesday protest, while four Patrol vehicles were
damaged with stones. Two of the injured police officers were identified as Boniface
Ojok and Walter Okello. Smashed Patrol vehicles include UP 4833, UP 5622, UP 5564 and UP
7074 and two other government vehicles.
Police Post commander, ASP Consulate Kasule, was attacked by two men who were
dressed in red and green. ASP Kasule was attacked when she was removing logs
and stones placed in the middle of the road near Totalia building.
people stopping taxis at Northern Bypass and robbing passengers in broad day
light. Such acts of hooliganism we cannot allow and were are going to ensure
these people are arrested,” said SP Onyango.
In a video
that was captured by people on the balcony of an apartment near Bethany
along Northern Bypass, five youth stopped a taxi at around 11am on
forcefully picked money and other items from passengers in a taxi.
People were also robbed in other areas in Maya, Namungoona, Nateete and
e and Bwaise areas.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.