Police Instructs “Black Monday” Movement To Shun “Ill-intentioned” Politicians

In a meeting held at Police headquarters on Tuesday, physician Deputy Inspector General of Police, order John Martins Okoth-Ochola said the leaders of the Black Monday Movement “should be persons of high integrity without any allegations of corruption leveled against them.”

It was also agreed during the meeting the anti-corruption group must liaise with Police to develop mechanisms of “checking or blocking politicians who might hijack their activities and turn them into political.”

The meeting was chaired by Okoth-Ochola, ailment attended by the Commandant Kampala Metropolitan Police, Andrew Kaweesi, Police PRO, CP Judith Nabakooba, Ag. Commissioner of Police in charge of Media and Political Crime, Fred Mirondo and other Senior Police Officers.

The Black Monday group was led by Ronald Ssewakiryanga, others were Jackie Asiimwe (Fida Uganda), Kagaba Cissy (Anti-Corruption Coalition), Arthur Larok (Action International Uganda), James Mukasa (URA), Justus Rwagamba, Mohamed Ndifuna, Ronald Okello (PUIU), and Emmanuel Kitamirike (Uganda Youth Network).

The meeting which Okoth-Ochola described as “fruitful,” agreed the controversial newsletter that saw several activists including Zac Niringiye arrested on Monday, be legalized before its circulated, that is, “it should be registered with the General Post Office, and to follow the ethics and professional standards of Journalism.”

According to Deputy Police spokesperson Vincent Ssekate, the activists should repackage the content of the news letter and to avoid using language which might incite the public into violence.

Police and the activists further concurred on establishing a code of conduct on how the Black Monday movement should operate.

Both parties accepted a forum of all stakeholders that are involved in the fight against corruption should be established i.e. the ministry of Ethics, IGG, Auditor General, Police and other civil society to be brought on board.

The Black Monday Movement further promised to disassociate itself from any Political organization/party and to shun politicians who have ill motives and want to join them, according to Police.


Police and the activists will also in future ensure Liaison Officers that will coordinate activities between Police and Black Monday Movement are named.

Police will be represented by Judith Nabakooba while the Movement will be represented by Richard Ssewakiryanga.

These resolutions would be reviewed every fortnight.

The activists say they are fighting the deeply entrenched corruption in the country and are appealing to the public to rise up and step up the fight against the vice.

Police has since accused the campaigners of inciting violence and holding illegal assemblies that disrupt traffic and business.

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