The Uganda Police Force Tuesday warned members of the public against escorting former National Unity Platform Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi to the United Nations Human Rights offices in Kampala.
In a statement released by Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango, police claimed that they had received information Kyagulanyi was mobilising his supporters to join him.
“On Wednesday, Kyagulanyi will be taking his petition to United Nations Human Rights offices at Prince Charles Drive, Kololo, Kampala. The UN has accepted to receive his petition, the agency has allowed him to go with three (03) people but we have received information that he is mobilising his supporters to escort him in a procession to Kololo,” Onyango stated.
He noted that due to Covid19, the government of Uganda has put measures that include no public gathering or processions.
“Permission to hold processions are only given by the Inspector General of Police as per the Public Order Management Act, which has not been granted,” Onyango added.
He urged the public not to participate in any illegal activities, anybody who involves him/herself in any illegal activities will be arrested and prosecuted in the courts of law.
Kyagulanyi was among the 11 Presidential candidates who vied for the country’s top seat in the January 14 general elections and lost to incumbent Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Kyagulanyi who became the 1st runners up in the presidential Elections decided to go to the Supreme Court to challenge President Museveni’s victory.