Election Watch

UPDF reinstates Crime Preventers to “crush” peace violators in the upcoming Elections

The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has reactivated its reserve force- ‘The Crime Preventers‘ to curb crime as the country prepares to go into Presidential election in January next year.

This was confirmed by the Commander of the Reserve Forces Gen. Charles Otema who revealed that the force has been reinstalled countrywide as the state readies for the much anticipated 2021 general elections

Gen Otem says the reactivation of the force is to ensure and enforce peace in the various parts of the country

Crime Preventers “are ready to crush anyone who tries to destabilize peace.” Gen Otema emphasized.

Crime Preventers were previously in police operation under the reign of Gen Kale Kayihura until 2018 when Gen Museveni fired the latter from the police force.

President Museveni then announced that Crime Preventers would be incorporated within the UPDF as a reserve unit and could be recalled at the time of need.

This website understands that UPDF has been training the Crime Preventers in Nakasongola ahead of 2021 elections.

Their activation comes amid highly anticipated chaos which is likely to be caused by opposition radical leaders before and after the elections.

Several government security agencies have consistently said that intelligence points to organized crime that is likely to erupt in the country to destabilize the electoral process.

President Museveni on many occasions warned of crushing the perpetrators and their backers who want to disrupt peace of Ugandans.

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