Government is investigating the conduct of some security personnel are suspected to be harboring ill intentions against the government, the Minister-in-charge of the Presidency Ester Mbayo says.
The Minister was on Wednesday speaking at the opening ceremony of a two-day retreat for Resident District Commissioners -RDCs, Internal District Security Officer-DISOs and NRM party district Chairpersons from greater Masaka sub-region, at Hotel Brovad in Masaka town.
Hon. Mbayo noted that intelligence reports are pointing to elements of sabotage, intrigue and malice against the government within the security circles, and that some security personnel were exposed during last week’s protests.
On Wednesday and Thursday last week, several supporters of the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu took to the streets in different parts of the country to protest is arrest during a campaign rally in Luuka district.
Kyagulanyi was held at the infamous Nalufenya before appearing in Court. He was arrested for ignoring the COVID-19 guidelines issued by government.
Now, Mbayo alleges that some security officers in different parts of the country deliberately looked on as the rioters went on a rampage which raises suspicion about their commitment to serve and secure the government and safety of the people.
She also accused the international community of being on a fault-finding mission against the government, urging district security teams to stand up and defend the integrity of the NRM government against any forces that sabotage or blackmail the government.
The Kyotera Resident District Commissioner Major David Matovu on the other hand challenged the government to rein over cultural and religious leaders whom he accuses of inciting the public through their continued public statements that show bias against government.