Police has warned has warned politicians against instilling fear in the general public with the aim of preventing them from going on with their normal business.
According to the Police publicist, Fred Enanga, the force is aware of groups and individuals that are going around spreading scare stories against the wanainchi, to purposely prevent them from going about their businesses and or reporting for work on, Monday, February 29, 2016.
According to Commissioner of Police (CP) Enanga, such threats have been magnified by the media and as a result, increased anxiety in the public.
‘As Police, we would like to warn these scaremongers, particularly, politicians that are indulging in the politics of fear, to stop playing politics that is divisive and manipulative for their selfish political reasons’, CP Enanga warned in a Feb 26 statement.
He emphasized that police is doing everything within their means to keep the general public ‘safe, secure and free of hate in all its forms’.
“We want to inform the public that we are taking these threats seriously, and do assure all Ugandans and visitors, that they should not be intimidated from going about their lawful businesses because their safety is guaranteed,” said Enanga.
He also appealed to whoever is being intimidated or has information that may lead to the arrest of the culprits to avail it to the Police, other security persons or local council officials for immediate action.