The Minister for information, Judith Nabakooba on Thursday blamed the prevailing unrest on supporters of the National Unity Platform party leader Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi.
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Addressing the nation at the Uganda Media Centre, Nabakooba in a document said that all the deaths of the innocent civilians were resultant of the conduct of what she defines as ‘hooligans’ who confronted the armed forces. Nabakooba warns that if people do not cease their ‘foolishness’, more fatalities were likely to be reported because the armed forces are on standby to shoot and kill any individual that would violate the covid guidelines.
“The loss of lives and destruction of property that happened yesterday was very unfortunate. This number could continue to grow if you take into account the countrywide incidences. In some of the images, we see situations where people are directly attacking police officers who were trying to restore order,” the minister said on Thursday.
Nabakooba however urged all the presidential candidates to adhere to the Ministry of Health and Electoral Commission guidelines on the prevention of the spread of the deadly virus.
“The country is conducting a national election amidst a pandemic that has claimed several lives. It is therefore important that all presidential candidates make an effort towards respecting these guidelines. They are for our own good.”
The death toll as per multiple news outlets has already hit 26 although citizens believe some deaths remains undocumented. Kyagulanyi remains in custody for a second day despite the prevailing tension in the country. President Museveni says he is to address the nation on Sunday regarding his next course of action.
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