The commissioner of police Fred Enanga who is the force spokesperson says that they have decided to suspend selling and buying fuel in Jerry cans at all fuel stations to foil arson manufacturing of petrol bombs
The Uganda police Force- UPF have suspended
selling and buying of fuel in jerry-cans at all pumps until the end of
elections to curtail acts of making petrol bombs in the anticipated riots.
This follows the protests that took place 2 weeks back after
the arrest of National Unity Platform’s presidential candidate, Robert
Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. The protest broke out on November 18-19th spreading
to several towns across the country and leading to the death of over 50 people
and hundreds of injuries.
According to the joint security task force inter-agency
reports, more anticipated riots are likely to happen during the ongoing campaigns
and in post-elections periods fueled by some of the ringleaders who are still
Commissioner Fred Enanga also the police spokesperson said
that they have decided to suspend selling and buying fuel in Jerry cans at all fuel
stations to foil the plotted unrest that intend at burning roads and
says that rioters were buying fuel in Jerry cans to make petrol bombs that were
being used in hurling at government and security personnel vehicles.
//cue in “we have come out…
Cue out “… tuweze mukyisera kino ”//
Police have also said that inter-agency units have started closely monitoring the movement,
conductor and transportation of car tyres in some garages and tyre-changing service
centers at petrol stations that rioters use in causing havocs.
had people who were burning the roads, destroying government properties
and most of the suspects were getting these tyres from some garages," said Enanga. "We want to closely monitor the transportation and the use of these tyres."
the incidents of the recent riots, was the attempted arsons on fuel stations
which is still part of the alleged plans by rioters' ringleaders who still want
to cause havoc, according to security interagency.
of pump station that the rioters attempted to burn was KK petrol station along
the Kampala- Mityana road and another fuel pump in Iganga town on the first day of
Kyagulanyi’s arrest in Luuka district.
In the aftermath of the protests, more than
1,000 people were arrested of whom 843 have been charged before courts of law,
699 have been remanded while 93 released on court bail. 113 suspects have
received police bonds, 13 are held in police cells up to now and only 21 have
been cleared and subsequently released.