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Breakdown of Protest Suspects Held in KMP Police Stations

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, confirmed that suspects are being detained almost in every police cells in Kampala metropolitan. Onyango said the number could go high since figures for Kira Division, Nansana, Kasangati and Kakiri policing divisions were yet to be included.
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At least 321 people are in being detained at various police stations in Kampala Metropolitan Police area after they were arrested in operations conducted by Army and Police to quell Wednesday and Thursday protest.

 Joint security forces operations started when protests rocked various parts of Kampala City, Wakiso and Mukono districts following the arrest of presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.

Uganda Radio Network –URN visited various police stations but also engaged some of the security officers that commanded or took part in operations of the two days’ operations were scores were left dead or injured.

It was established that Kawempe police station has the highest number of suspects with 89 followed by Kampala Central Police Station –CPS that has 40. Other numbers of suspects were obtained by engaging some of the officers manning Closed Circuit Television –CCTV cameras.

There were 27 suspects at Katwe police station, 22 at Old Kampala, 11 at Kira Road, 10 at Jinja Road, 12 at Kabalagala, 20 at Nsangi, 28 at Nateete, 30 at Mukono, 25 at Wakiso and seven at Wandegeya police station.

“We are recording injuries, arrests and deaths using both CCTVs and field personnel. We believe the number of suspects could increase since in some areas operations are still ongoing,” a senior police officer said.

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, confirmed that several suspects are being detained almost in every police cells in Kampala metropolitan. Onyango said the number could go high since figures in opposition strongholds of Kira Division, Nansana, Kasangati and Kakiri policing divisions were yet to be included.

Onyango said the suspects were arrested by joint security operations in a bid to restore sanity in various parts of Kampala. Police have so far preferred charges of participating in unlawful demonstration, inciting violence, malicious damage, assault, theft and robbery.

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Police said some of the suspects took advantage of the situation to rob passengers in taxis and on motorcycles while others forcefully took property from pedestrians. At least 65 were injured in two days Bobi Wine protests.

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