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Kyagulanyi disregarded guidelines on his way to UN offices -Police

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By APN Reporter


Police has revealed that National Unity Platform –NUP party president Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi disregarded guidelines on his way to the United Nations Human Rights offices on Wednesday.

Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango says that the opposition leader successfully submitted his petition to the United Nations Human Rights offices, located at Prince Charles Drive, Kololo in Kampala.

He argues that the petitioner was scheduled to appear with three other members due to the anti-COVID 19 protocols.

 According to Onyango , Kyagulanyi disregarded the guidelines and held an illegal procession and assembly involving boda-bodas, motor vehicles and supporters walking on foot.

He adds that although police respect the rights of citizens to freely assemble and express themselves, the health and safety of all Ugandans and visitors, and rule of law remains our top priority. Reminding the public that all unlawful rallies, assemblies, and processions are still restricted under the health protocols in place.

Police says that due to the acts of overcrowding at the security perimeters near the UN offices, there was a great potential of breaching the security perimeter, which led to additional reinforcement that helped disperse the uncontrolled crowds.

He adds that the police have opened an inquiry at Jinja Road Divisional Headquarters, to establish the circumstances under which journalists and other members of the public were injured.