2021 Election Watch

Police issues tough warning against violence as Elections draw close

The Police has issued a tough warning to the public against any instances of inciting violence saying it will not any parties found guilty of disrupting peace in the country as National Elections near in 10 days.

While addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Centre on Monday afternoon, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said the police is not ready to tolerate acts that incite violence ahead of the presidential and parliamentary election on Thursday next week.

Enanga further stressed that police has received cases where voters are being intimidated and added that police will move to arrest the proprietors of such violence.

“Those who are planning to harass voters on polling day will face the consequences. Police will not allow such acts to continue,” Enanga warned.

” As the joint security force, we continue to review this footage with the intention of apprehending the culprits,” Enanga said.

Enanga also said that police is concerned with the growing misinformation especially on social media platforms such as twitter and Facebook.

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Enanga urged the public to verify information before sending it out because misinformation could drive the country into anarchy.


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