By PATRICK JARAMOGI
KAMPALA, Uganda|SHIFTMEDIA| National Unity Platform presidential contender Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu is set to address the nation at his NUP headquarters in Kampala today.
But security is ready to avert a repeat of the riots that rocked the nation this week, that left at least 49 dead so far and hundreds injured.
There is heavy security presence in Kamwokya, Bobi Wine’s Ghetto base and part headquarters as well in and around the suburbs of Kampala.
All roads leading in and out of Kampala have checkpoints manned by heavily armed police, LDUs and military.
On Thursday Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwine warned that police would continue to “shoot to kill” any rioters who try to attack or the army.
Kyagulanyi is due to address the press following his release on Friday after he was charged with disobeying the Ministry of Health set COVID 19 SOPs.
After his release from the Igang Chief Magistrates Court, Kyagulanyi, also the Kyadondo East Legislator said he would tell the nation his next step of actions.
“Some of the presidential candidates have suspended their campaigns following my arrest, it is only right that we sit together and agree on the next point of action,” said Kyagulanyi shortly after securing bail.
After the presser, Kyagulanyi is also to participate in prayers organized by the party to thank God for his release from jail.
But while appearing on Capital Gang on Saturday, Government Spokesman Ofwono Opondo warned the public against engaging in hooliganism. Opondo said security will not sit back and watch as hooligans terrorise innocent civilians and cause mayhem.
He described the riots as prior planned and warned that all those involved in coordinating, funding and facilitating the hooligans would be tracked down and prosecuted.