Mbabazi Is Not a Threat – Police

Uganda Police have said the massive deployment they made along Entebbe road on Sunday was not related with the return of presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi.

Mbabazi, this web who announced his presidential bid a fortnight ago, buy is expected any time from his trip in Europe and USA.

Kampala South RPC Siraje Bakaleke while speaking to Chimpreports in Entebbe said the deployment was in line with a terror alert that was issued by the IGP on Saturday, and that the force was not in any way bothered by Hon Mbabazi.

“Who said we have deployed because of him (Mbabazi)? He is not a threat and there is no panic because he is coming back. That’s cheap talk. We have only deployed because this route is very sensitive and Uganda is a target following the recent incidents in France and Tunisia,” Bakaleke said.

“We are trying to neutralize the terror threat; there is nothing else behind the heavy deployment.”

Police on Sunday deployed on almost all junctions along the highway to the national airport with both anti-riot and counter terrorism personnel who were on foot and vehicles patrolling.

Bakaleke explained that they had received intelligence information that there were groups of people he didn’t mention, planning to cause confusion along the highway and that they could not allow them continue with their plans.

“We got information about some groups intending to cause chaos along the highway and we could not allow them. We urge everybody not to dare cause mayhem along the road because that, we cannot tolerate.”


When tasked to name the group he was referring to that intended to cause chaos, Bakaleke said, “I can’t tell you the name but we were tipped off they were planning to come and cause confusion on the highway.”

The Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura on Saturday warned that the law enforcement body would come out strongly to crack down on any individuals or groups that attempt to cause commotion along Entebbe Road amid reports that supporters of Amama Mbabazi were mobilizing to give the presidential hopeful a heroic welcome from United States.

“We have received information that some group is mobilizing to ferry unsuspecting members of the public on Entebbe-Kampala highway tomorrow, Sunday 28th June 2015 for motives that we are still investigating,” Kayihura said in a statement.

He added, “The police alerts the public that we have not been notified of any such activities and therefore they are unlawful.”

Back to top button
Translate »

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker