Police have issued a directive banning the ongoing mobilization tours by National Unity Platform president, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine.
A statement issued by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Geoffrey Katsigazi Tumusiime indicated that Kyagulanyi and his NUP supporters had disregarded a number of guidelines provided to them by police
On Monday, police warned that Kyagulanyi’s rallies were vulnerable to attacks by terrorists who might take advantage of the loopholes therein.
Police said the mobilization tours and rallies are done in open spaces which are difficult to manage, adding that currently, the National Unity Platform uses poorly trained people to act as guards which puts the lives of their supporters and well-wishers in danger.
In the statement released on Wednesday, the deputy IGP indicated that the mobilization tours by Kyagulanyi have seen property destroyed and some people injured in the various parts of the country they have been held so far.
The deputy IGP said during the mobilization activities in Luweero, Kyagulanyi used one of the rallies to incite violence, promote sectarianism, make illegitimate calls for the removal of an elected government, and issuance of defamatory statements against the person of President Museveni.
Police said they have a mandate to uphold the rule of law in liaison with other stakeholders and will respond appropriately, against all perpetrators of incitement to violence, that can lead to civil unrest throughout the country.
Early this week, NUP president, Robert Kyagulanyi said security was using the bomb threat to curtail their mobilization tours.
On Monday police said Kyagulanyi is being investigated over sectarian remarks he made while in Luweero.