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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.