The Uganda Police Force have informed leaders of the People’s Government that they should not dare make any anti-corruption walk because they are not authorized to do so.
On Wednesday Morning, President Yoweri Museveni together with government officials, religious leaders and other stakeholders began the Anti-corruption walk from City Square to Kololo Independence grounds where the former is currently addressing the nation on the fight against corruption in the country.
On the other hand, four time presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye and his People’s Government group were supposed to stage a parallel walk from their head offices on Katonga road to City Square, but this may be impossible since police and the army have deployed heavily in the vicinity.
The parallel walk is supposed to begin around midday but currently no single person is allowed to use the Katonga road route and security operatives are allover the place.
Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Police Patrick Onyango has told Watchdog Uganda that the leadership of the People’s government did not inform them of their planned walk which makes it illegal.
“We only know one walk that was gazetted on this day and it’s that which is by led President Museveni, this walk of People’s government we are not aware of it and we can not allow it to take place, this will cause insecurity to other people and we will not allow that to happen,” said Onyango.
According to our reliable sources leaders who were supposed to lead this walk have also been put under house arrest.
Such leaders include the Lord Mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago whose home has been surrounded by police patrols full of policemen who do not allow anybody to enter or get out of his home.
Makindye West Member of Parliament, Allan Ssewanyana has also been put under house arrest.
The leader of People’s government Besigye who is also the former president of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) had also been put under house arrest but he outsmarted police and found his way to the city centre.
Unfortunately, he was intercepted by as soon as he started his parallel anti-corruption walk and he was taken back to his home.
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