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Government reviewing handling of riots by commanders

By John Masaba

Added 21st November 2020 01:15 PM

Government reviewing handling of riots by commanders

Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo. Photo by Juliet Kasirye

VIOLENCE | ELECTIONS |

The Government is reviewing this week's handling of riots by security forces that resulted in the death of dozens of people in the country.

Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said the review is being made with a view of finding out if there were operational mistakes on the part of commanders.

"When the President (Yoweri Museveni) gives an address to the Nation tomorrow (Sunday), he will give a full account of what transpired. If there is evidence of operational mistakes, perhaps due to lack of control on those in charge, there will be action on the commanders," he said.

He was speaking at the Capital Gang Political talk show on Capital FM on Saturday.

As of Saturday, November 21, 28 people, including innocent bystanders, were confirmed killed after protests broke out in several parts of the country following the arrest of the National Unity Platform(NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi at a political rally on Wednesday. 

The arrest came just hours after the Police released a statement cautioning candidates against violating COVID-19 rules.  


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