The UK has asked its citizens travelling to and living in Uganda to be vigilant, desist from associating with large crowds and public demonstrations following political tension that broke out last week.
Since last week, the world has witness various sporadic protests emerging from ailing MP for Mityana municipality Francis Zaake and detained MP for Kyadondo east Robert Kyagulanyi who was brutally arrested and tortured by security forces hours after holding the final rally a head of the just concluded Arua municipality by-elction.
“The arrest of a number of opposition Members of Parliament following violence around the Arua by-election on the 15 August 2018 has led to heightened political tension. There is an increased likelihood of protests, which may turn violent, across Uganda,” Published the government of United Kingdom (UK).
They (UK government) asked their citizens to follow local media for updates for safety in the pearl of Africa.
Earlier police engaged in running battles as people protested in Kisekka Market, Old Kampala, and Mukono, Kabalagala, Katanga demanding for unconditional release MP Robert Kyagulanyi.
According to his wife Barbra Kyagulanyi, security forces damaged legislator’s kidney, ribs and he can’t not sit nor walk without being supported.
Kyagulanyi who is currently held at Makindye military facility is grappling with charges of illegal possession of fire arms and rounds of ammunitions and is due to re-appear in general court martial on Friday.