16 November 2018

Uganda: Security Operatives Surround FDC's Semujju Nganda's Home

Police and army have surrounded the house of politician Ibrahim Semujju Nganda's home along Kirinya-Bukasa road.

The FDC spokesperson who also doubles the Kira Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) was supposed to hold a rally in his constituency which Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias was expected to attend.

The rally was to be held at the grounds outside Jokas Hotel Bweyogerere but was to be preceded with the planting of a tree at Kireka Taxi Park by MPs. The rally which was supposed to start at mid-day was expected to be attended by 2000 people.

According to letters seen by Daily Monitor, on November 12, Mr Nganda wrote to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola and informed him about the rally.

However, on November 15 the IGP replied saying that the Mr Nganda could not go ahead with the planned rally as Police would not able to secure it. The letter had also been received on November on 15, a day before the event.
“This is not only in contravention of the Public Order Management Act (POMA) 2013 under section 13, but also does not give police ample time to prepare with you to secure the event. The venue for the intended activity is not easy to secure. It does not only lie outside the rail way line but also faces a hotel and is besides a busy high way. Holding a rally in such a place is risky,” Mr Ochola wrote.

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