CCEDU Boss Wants Officers Punished For Involvement In Violence

The ministry of internal affairs and the Electoral Commission are asked to take action against police officers who have reportedly been involved in campaign violence.
The call follows numerous reports of violence involving the police and supporters of opposition candidates, the latest being that of a fracas between FDC’s Dr. Kiiza Besigye and police in Bukwo district.
Now the chairman Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda Dr.Livingstone Ssewanyana says all these acts are being orchestrated by police to intimidate voters.
He warns that if nothing is done, voter turnout is likely to be low.
However, the Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura has often insisted that his officers only act within the law to prevent lawlessness.

Story By Samuel Ssebuliba