Security in Kampala is on alert following reports of planned riots next week, Minister of Information Judith Nabakooba has revealed.
Minister Nabakooba told press on Sunday that security had received intelligence about “some people planning to cause chaos between the 3rd and 7th February 2021.”
The minister did not disclose details about the planners of the riots.
However, she said the ring leaders were “moving around spreading harmful propaganda that the country will shut down during those days.”
“They are intimidating taxi drivers and the public against being on the road and places of work during those days. I call upon anyone to disassociate themselves from this evil plan,” the Minister said.
“The country is safe and security will work fast to arrest anyone planning to create chaos.”
Security has remained in alert following the January 14th Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
It is anticipated that tomorrow February 1st, Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) one of the unsuccessful candidates in the election will officially file a petition before the Supreme court challenging the election results.
The Supreme Court on Saturday declined to have petition on grounds that it was not on working days.
Meanwhile, Minister Nabakooba announced that tomorrow Monday, Cabinet will receive a full report on the state of preparedness for learners from the Ministry of Education.
Thereafter, she said, the country will wait for guidance from the Ministry of Health and President Yoweri Museveni who will provide guidance on when the learning for all classes should resume.
While the Education Ministry is reported to be in support of reopening of schools, President Yoweri Museveni has recently called for the country to await the mass vaccination against Covid19 rather than rushing to place millions of young lives in danger.