Uganda police in conjunction with sister security agencies have vowed to arrest all culprits that were involved in destructive behavior during the recent riots in and around Kampala. This comes as an assurance to the public given the fact that most of these violent events took place near or within CCTV camera reach and were captured on recording hence suspects are being tracked down.
The groups being identified via CCTV camera footages include those that collected car tires into the roads and set them on fire paralyzing traffic in the process, the ones who were undressing women wearing yellow dresses and blouses, and the groups that vandalized shops and stole merchandise. Police will arrest all of them as soon as they are identified after scrutinizing the videos.
Our sources have revealed that all security organs under their umbrella organization The Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force have deployed both overtly and covertly in order to monitor and identify the ringleaders of these destructive groups bent on terrorizing innocent civilians.
Some of the protesters have already been arrested and are helping in identifying their accomplices and their hideouts. They will soon be paraded to the public before taking them to court to face the full wrath of the law.
On Thursday 19th November 2020, Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba condemned these riots and promised that the government through various security agencies was doing everything possible to protect Ugandans and their property. She warned all those bent on causing mayhem in the city and around the country that there will be zero tolerance for lawlessness will be prosecuted.
While speaking to NRM leaders during his Scientific Campaign trail in Kotido on Thursday, President Museveni reassured the public that government would not tolerate “hooliganism” exhibited by rioters and warned that they would be arrested. “They want to create violence so that elections are not held, however, elections will continue and those fighting will lose. They will answer for the crimes they have committed,” president Museveni warned.
Government to use CCTV Cameras to Identify and Arrest City Rioters.