The Uganda Police Force has revealed it will not allow a procession to accompany Kyadondo East lawmaker, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine as he arrives from the USA on Thursday.
Police Spokesperson, Emillian Kayima on Wednesday issued a statement warning those intending to have a procession accompany Bobi saying the lawmaker will be escorted home by the police.
Bobi Wine has been in the US receiving treatment for the torture he allegedly suffered at the hands of the country’s military.
Below is the full statement
The Uganda Police Force has received confirmation that Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu is slated to arrive in the country tomorrow Thursday 20th, 2018 via Entebbe International Airport.
The police and other security agencies have intelligence of country wide mobilization of different groups of people who are being distributed with Red T-Shirts and posters calling upon them to participate in processions and assemblies to receive the Hon. MP.
Members of the public ought to be reminded that public assemblies and processions are regulated by the provisions of the Public Order Management Act (POMA) 2013. No member of his family has worked out a mechanism for these intended processions and assemblies as provided for in the law.
As a result, they are unlawful and would disrupt normal business activities including movement of people to and from the airport. A section of parents and members of the public are very concerned at such unlawful, unregulated activities.
Therefore, in order to maintain peace, law and order, the following guidelines shall apply:
On his arrival, the Hon. MP will be received at Entebbe International Airport by his immediate family.
He will be availed security from the airport to his home.
Police will further ensure law and order for all road users.
There shall be no unlawful rallies, processions and assemblies.
Any activity that entails a public gathering must be in conformity with the provisions of Public Order Management Act (POMA).
The Hon. MP is expected to comply with the traffic laws and regulations.
In conclusion, the police shall work with sister security agencies to ensure that there is law and order and total peace.
SSP Emilian Kayima,
Public Relations Officer,
UGANDA POLICE FORCE
SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2018