Security Chiefs have this afternoon held a joint press briefing at Naguru police headquarters and addressed the nation on the current security situation in the country. The bosses led by the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen. David Muhoozi, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola, Commissioner for Prisons Johnson Byabashaija and their deputies and commissioners, told the nation that Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine and Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake Butebi are not in bad health condition and that there is no need of taking Zaake for treatment abroad.
The IGP Martin Ochola also announced a ban on political processions, “These processions that have been going on are illegal under the public management act, I want to inform the country that we will no longer accept unlawful processions.” Ochola added that the processions after the campaigns have been the major cause of deaths of people especially when two rival political camps meet.
He added that police is also investigating all the past by-elections in order to bring the perpetrators of crime to book.
Concerning the health of Bobi Wine, Prisons boss Byabashaija informed the press that he has in custody Bobi Wine, who has all rights to access the services of his private doctors upon request as directed by Court. He added that among the tests done on him included X-rays, CT scan, Kidney tests and blood tests which indicated no fractures but dislocations on the left limb which required him to walk with support of a clutch..
“Bobi Wine was only complaining of painful legs, we are yet to find out why, but we did the x-rays outside the prison at Lacho hospital we didn’t get any significant result but we shall continue to investigate,” Byabashaija told the media.
On the issue of Zaake, Mulago hospital pathologist AIGP Dr. Moses Byaruhanga said that, “Hon Zaake is in a stable condition, he is fully concious, he is eating well, he is passing urine well, he is passing stool well, he is not on any external support.”
Muhoozi applauded the brevity of the Special Forces Command for not killing people. “I want to commend the act of the presidential security detail because they acted with a lot of patience yet they’re armed,” Muhoozi said The CDF added that they have arrested their officers who beat up journalists who were covering the #FreeBobiWine riots on Monday.
The three Security bosses reminded members of the public that riots are not part of peaceful protests or demonstrations. They are criminal acts that are punishable under the law. Riots are criminal from the beginning as they are not provided for within the law, not regulated , have no clear command structure , and always disruptive and chaotic. Often times, these riots bring about violent confrontations which cause deaths and destruction.