Police and army has been heavily deployed on various roads leading to the urban centers as protests demanding the release of Robert Kyagulany aka Bobi Wine entered the second day.
In some towns near Kampala such as Kasubi, Bwaise and Namugongo, police has been forced to fire live bullets and teargas to disperse rioters who continue to demand the NUP presidential flag bearer released from plice custody as the country gears up for the 2021 general election.
Deadly riots started on Wednesday in various parts of the country following the arrest of Kyadondo East MP in Luuka District leaving at least7 people dead and several injured in the chaotic scenes.
Meanwhile, In Kiboga, riots went through the wee hours of the night as supporters of Kyagulanyi burnt tires and mounted roadblocks, to deny access to traffic.
Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola said in a statement on Wednesday, that police had intensified operations in making sure that the Electoral Commission’s guidelines for the campaigns are followed.
“We have disseminated our comprehensive policing plan to all territorial commanders for them to implement without fear or favour,” Ochola said in a statement.
The Electoral Commission and Ministry of Health guidelines on election campaigns restricted all contesting candidates at all levels to only 200 people per campaign session, yet Kyagulanyi has since the start of the campaigning season attracted mammoth crowds on his campaigns.