Police deploys heavily in Kampala ahead of Black Tuesday prayers

Posted: 2016-05-03T06:47:13Z
Police deploys heavily in Kampala ahead of Black Tuesday prayers

Police is heavily deployed in and around Kampala as well as other areas in the country to sabotage the infamous FDC Black Tuesday prayers.


Police has deployed its men especially at all police stations for fear of being attacked by FDC youths whom they recently accused of infiltrating the force.


At the central police station, police is heavily deployed and no one is allowed into the precinct until a thorough check is done.


On Monday, deputy police spokesperson Poly Namaye warned the youth and public at large to avoid taking part in the party’s defiance campaign which was on Friday branded unlawful by the constitutional court.


Justice Stephen Kavuma on Friday declared all FDC activities including the prayers, one million march and May 5th planned country wide procession unlawful, and directed the party to immediately stop them.


However, the party president, Gen. Mugisha Muntu told journalists in Najjanankumbi on Monday, that they are yet to receive the document from Justice Kavuma barring them from carrying out such activities especially prayers, claiming its their right as Ugandans.


Gen. Muntu said they would still meet for prayers today as has been the case, while police also vowed to stop them at any cost.


At Najjanankumbi, the party headquarters, police has deployed tens of officers to stop members from accessing the venue, where prayers are held every Tuesday.


By press time this morning, the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura was addressing the press in Kampala on today’s events that are expected to turn rowdy any minute from now.