Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Frank Mwesigwa said Monday that the heavy police deployment in Kampala city is aimed at deterring chaos that is most likely to breakout in the city as parliament debates the Age Limit Bill report by the Legal Affairs committee of Parliament.
Mwesigwa told journalists at Central Police Station in Kampala that they got intelligence that some groups of people were planning to create havoc on Monday.
“We had that some people were planning to create chaos in the city and at around parliament as parliament debates the bill on age limit,” Mwesigwa said.
Mwesigwa declaration comes shortly after the Inspector General of Police said yesterday that some opposition leaders were planning on burning electricity poles as a form of protest.
Meanwhile, disorder has already emerged in parliament and some MPs were suspended before the speaker announced the suspension of the plenary session to 2:00pm today.
Those suspended are MP Semujju Nganda, Alan Sewanyana, Mubarak Munyagwa, Jonathan Odur, and Gerald Karuhanga.
Additionally, Mwesigwa told journalists that they have beefed up security on all access roads and roundabouts in Kampala and parliament to ensure security prevails.
“We are working together with other security agencies to ensure peace,” he said. “We shall not entertain those that want to bring chaos.”