Uganda police foils plan to set Kampala ablaze – Onyango

Uganda police foils plan to set Kampala ablaze - Onyango
Business came to a standstill this week in parts of Kamwokya, Kabalagala, Kireka, Ntinda, Kampala Road, Bombo Road and downtown Kampala

Police intercepted and impounded two trucks full of old tyres that were being transported into Kampala allegedly by people who wanted to set the city ablaze.

According to a statement issued by the deputy police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the trucks were intercepted after some of the demonstrators who were planing to burn the tyres in different parts of Kampala today decided to collaborate with the police.

“Uganda Police Force and its sister security agencies have foiled an operation by criminal minded people who were planning to burn tyres and business premises in parts of Kampala,” reads the statement in part.

Onyango adds that police is still looking for the owners of the trucks for questioning but has arrested some suspects in connection to the planned arson.

The statement comes barely three days since supporters of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine held protests in various parts of Kampala and Mukono. The protests were quelled by a combined force of Military and Police with more than 100 suspects arrested in The two Districts.

Bobi Wine has been in Military detention for more than a week. He was arrested last week in Arua district during the final day of campaigns for the Arua Municipality Parliamentary by elections which were won by Independent candidate Kasiano Wadri. Kasiano was also arrests and is currently in detention at Gulu Prison.

Bobi Wine is expected to appear at the Court Martial in Gulu today.