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Security Deployment to be Maintained Until Swearing In

Fred Enanga, Police spokesperson, says the officers will stay until all elected leaders are sworn-in in May because some of the election leaders may want to disrupt the swearing in.

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The security deployment around the city will remain to avert any possible violence until all elected leaders are sworn in. The deployed security personnel include Police, Military police and intelligence officers.

 

The officers were deployed strategically at key installations such as power and pump fuel stations and roundabouts in Kampala ahead of the February 18th presidential election.

 

Some of the officers were involved in both motorized and foot patrols in the city suburbs. Fred Enanga, Police spokesperson, says the officers will stay until all elected leaders are sworn-in in May because some of the election leaders may want to disrupt the swearing in.

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According to Enanga, the 2016 elections security master plan provided for heavy military police and police deployment in Kampala before, during and the post-election period.

 

He however, says they have relaxed on some of the roadblocks that were erected on the roads leading to and out of Kampala although the barriers still exist, adding that they can only activate them if necessary to carry spot checks.

 

Security had set up road blocks on Gayaza road, Jinja road, Kampala Gulu-roads, Hoima road and Entebbe road among others. 

Ibrahim Semujju Nganda, the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party spokesperson, told URN that he no longer believes what police says, adding that he is not sure other Ugandans do.

 

He says the continued security deployment in the city only works to intimidate Ugandans.