Byakutaga says security operatives acted wrongly by indiscriminately shooting at innocent Ugandans killing dozens and injuring scores adding that some of those killed, injured or arrested did not participate in the ongoing riots
of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru has condemned in the
strongest terms the ongoing violence and Killings of innocent Ugandans
following the arrest and detention of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi
wine, the National Unity Platform-NUP Presidential candidate.
was arrested on Wednesday morning in Luuka district for flouting COVID-19
guidelines and was until Friday morning still detained at Nalufenya police station in Jinja city.
has since sparked off protests in different parts of the country where hundreds
took to the streets demanding for his release.
Now in an
exclusive interview with Uganda Radio Network, Andrew Byakutaga, the Bunyoro
Kitara Kingdom Prime Minister says the Kingdom strongly condemns any violence, killings and violation of human rights by the security forces.
says security operatives acted wrongly by indiscriminately shooting at innocent
Ugandans killing dozens and injuring scores adding that some of those killed,
injured or arrested did not participate in the ongoing riots.
He too calls
on the security forces to stop using excessive force against unarmed civilians
while quelling down riots.
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further cautioned Presidential candidates, other politicians and voters to
desist from acts of violence that could lead this country into untold
challenged the Kingdom subjects to remain peaceful during and after the
elections and respect all the guidelines put in place by the electoral
commission and the ministry of health in the fight against COVID-19 during the
whole electoral process.
institutions including the Inter-religious council of Uganda-IRCU, Civil
society Organizations-CSOs have come out to condemn the violence, Killings,
arbitrary arrests and detention of innocent Ugandans by security forces.
several Opposition Presidential candidates including Nobert Mao of Democratic
Party-DP, Patrict Amuriat Oboi of Forum for Democratic Change-FDC, Maj. Gen.
Mugisha Muntu and Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde have suspended their campaigns
following violence that rocked the country after the arrest and detention of
NUP Presidential candidate.
They are too demanding the unconditional release of Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.