Uganda Police Force in conjunction with the Kampala Capital City Authority has embarked on an exercise to access and dismount all wrongly placed campaign posters in various locations.
This, Police said, follows a conflict that happened in Kiseka market on Thursday between National Resistance Movement (NRM) and National Unity Platform (NUP) supporters over posters and their placement.
Speaking to the press on Friday at Uganda Media Centre, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga stated that some of the posters are illegally and wrongly placed in front of people’s shops and they obstruct the normal operation flow of the business.
“We are going to work with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), municipal to ensure that all posters wrongly placed in places that are not designated by the Authority are removed for the sake of public security,” Enanga said.
“Yesterday in downtown, the opposing end of the political spectrum, supporters of NRM and NUP engaged in a heated argument as they were guarding their posters, they ended up throwing insults at each other and attracted some form of violence until we sent our team on the ground and secured peace,” he added.
Enanga revealed that some of the participants were arrested in the course of dispersing the rowdy crowds.
“We cautioned them and they were later given police bond,” Enanga added.
He further said that the nominations for the fourth coming parliamentary elections were peaceful.
“We managed to secure all the Electoral Commission (EC) centres and police will ensure peace as we conclude the nominations today,” Enanga added.
Enanga, however, noted that some youths who had escorted their political aspirants tried to attack their rivals.
“We had issues with the youths especially in Sironko, Bududa and other few places around Kampala,” he said.