Police release CCTV pics of ‘People Power mayhem’ during Bobi’s foiled Consultations

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Pictures captured by CCTV cameras during riots in Kasangati on 6th January 2020; Online Photo

Uganda Police Force has released CCTV camera pictures implicating supporters of the People Power leader and Presidential hopeful Hon. Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi, in cases of criminality during the foiled voter consultation meetings on 6th January 2020, in Gayaza, Wakiso District.

The camera pictures captured by roadside fixed cameras released on 13th January 2020, show “a clear and blatant breach of the law resulting into police intervention in the interest of public safety” – according to a statement attached.

The captured events were before and after police involved into running battles with angry people power supporters after Kyagulanyi’s meeting was blocked by police claiming it was unlawful despite the approval by the Electoral Commission. Ever since, both the Uganda Police Force and people power have been trying to prove innocence, and that the other party was in the wrong.

According to police, the pictorial evidence affirm that Robert Kyagulanyi and his supporters disobeyed the guidelines as set by the Electoral Commission, destroyed public infrastructure, assaulted police officers on duty, and smashed windscreens of vehicles putting lives in danger.

Police says, right from the start of the journey from his home in Magere, Kyagulanyi and his supporters showed disregard of police guidelines, obstructing traffic, and overloading motorcycles with multiple passengers putting their lives and those of other road users at risk.   

The pictures as captured by CCTV cameras;

Rioters allegedly, blocking roads, lighting fires, obstructing and redirecting traffic
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