Police rubbishes reports of curfew in Kampala

By Chris Kiwawulo

Police said they would continue to be vigilant in providing security and maintaining law and order

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Police has clarified that they have not declared a curfew in Kampala as had been claimed by some members of the public on social media.

There were reports that following the brutal murder of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP), Andrew Felix Kaweesi, on last Friday, Police had announced a curfew in Kampala.

Kaweesi was gunned down together with his driver Godfrey Wambewo and body guard, Kenneth Erau.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Police said; “The Uganda Police Forces wishes to assure the general public that there has been no notice issued of a curfew in Kampala or its environs. The messages being circulated on some social media platforms by persons wishing to cause discomfort and unrest in Uganda are false and diversionary.”

Police said they would continue to be vigilant in providing security and maintaining law and order in the country, working together with their sister security agencies.

“We call upon members of the public to exercise sensible judgement at all times, including the use of social media platforms,” the statement advised.

The statement came at a time when the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, came out and assured Ugandans that the security situation in the country was under control, and that there was no cause for alarm.