Police officers, who are majorly along the Ntoroko-Bundibuyo highway, are indiscriminately asking the people to clear the road and the places in its vicinity.
Shops have been closed due to heavy security deployment in Karugutu town council
Business operators in Karugutu town council and other parts in
Ntoroko district have closed their shops amidst security deployment in the
area. National Unity Platform- NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi is
expected to campaign in the area.
Police officers, who are majorly along the Ntoroko-Bundibuyo highway, are
indiscriminately asking the people to clear the road and the places in its
Derrick Musunguzi, a shopkeeper in Karugutu town council, says that as he tried
to open his shop, police officers approached him and told him to close and
Cosbert Kyomuhendo, a resident of Karugutu Town Council, says they have opted
to remain in their homes and forego everything they had planned to do because
of the harassment from police.
"They don't want to see anyone whether at work or just walking
around," he says.
In Fort Portal, where he had his last rally from, the deployment has remained
in place and Ruhandiika street where the NUP party offices are located has been
cut off by Uganda people's Defence Forces - UPDF soldiers and Uganda
police. These have stopped people from accessing the street.
Elijah Biryabarema, the Ntoroko Resident District Commissioner and head of
the security committee in the area has declined to comment about the matter,
saying he was not on the ground.
Vincent Twesigye, the Rwenzori West Regional Police Spokesperson, also said he
could not comment on the deployment because he had traveled to Kasese district
for a meeting.
Bureau Chief, Rwenzori Region