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.
Police have arrested five people suspected to have been ring leaders in last
week’s city protests. They were arrested on Sunday during an operation in
They have been identified as John Ddamulira, Ben Kazeeyi, Alvin Juma, Robert Ssegujja and another unidentified person. Ddamulira who imports and sells car spare parts was
picked up by more than seven operatives and whisked away in a van with the other
Patrick Onyango, the Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police,
alleges that the suspects were behind the riots on Wednesday and Thursday.
According to Onyango, police also arrested the man who destroyed
the police CCTV cameras at Kisekka market.
The arrest of the suspects has sparked off fear among the traders. They note
that since Thursday, security personnel have been carrying out operations and
arresting a number of their colleagues.
One mechanic who preferred anonymity says that security personnel
were dressed in plan-clothes and armed with guns.
Last week, protests rocked Kampala and other parts of the country following
the arrest of National Unity Platform-NUP party Presidential candidates, Robert
Kyagulanyi. He was arrested in Luuka District and later detained at Nalufenya
Prison in Jinja.
More than 40 people are believed to have died in the protests.