City taxi operators have called off a planned strike after the Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura promised to have their colleagues released.
The drivers had threatened to go on strike tomorrow, protesting the arrest of over 70 of their colleagues by the City Authority enforcement officers.
The group is held for among other things inciting violence, a claim they deny.
At meeting held at the police headquarters this afternoon, the Police Chief has directed Kampala Capital City Authority to stop conducting operations against taxi operators without involving the police.
He has also tasked the police Director of Operations Andrew Felix Kaweesi to liaise with the city authority to ensure the drivers are released immediately.
However, in tweet KCCA says perpetrators of illegality are arrested by police, charged and sentenced by courts and they can appeal where they are dissatisfied.