UPDF Speaks Out on Fighter Jets

The National army has come on this afternoon’s sight of war planes hovering over the capital Kampala, page clarifying that subsequent panic was unnecessary.

The raucous fighter jets which were seen shooting through the skies at around lunch time caused minutes of anxiety.

The Forum for Democratic Change party whose supporters where through Thursday involved in running battles with police over an unpermitted protest, check hastened to link the jet deployment to the standoff.

The army spokesperson Paddy Ankunda however, doctor later on allayed the fears and clarified that the planes were only on a normal routine drill.

Ankunda tweeted, “I hear people are worried about the aircraft that over flew Kampala this morning. Calm down, these were routine test flights.”

He added that the purpose was not to intimidate anyone as some people are alleging.

Last year, the jets were deployed in Soroti district in eastern Uganda, when Hon Amama Mbabazi, then an aspiring presidential candidate set out to hold a consultative meeting with the locals there, against the wish of government.

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