President Yoweri Museveni has revealed that individuals spearheading protests in Kampala and other major centers will soon lose their appetite and be held liable for all acts they have committed.
Museveni said during the campaigns in Kotido where he addressed the National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporters and other leaders in Karamoja sub-region.
According to various reports, 28 people have been killed in the fracas where the security agencies are labouring to quench protests. The protesters are demanding for the release of the National Unity Platform’s (NUP) presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert who was nabbed on Wednesday for flouting Covid-19 guidelines.
“We are campaigning indirectly where we don’t hold rallies for the sake of not infecting more people. We have already lost two Members of Parliament, scientists, etc.” Museveni said adding that it is criminal for anybody to ignore this Covid-19 and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) peddled at curbing it.
“Those who have been attacking people in Kampala will soon lose appetite for violence. You have entered an area that we know very well. Whoever did that will regret,” he said.
He said protests will not divert them from campaigning.
“The virus is here and now there is the hope of a vaccine. We are also working hard towards finding a cure. They want to create violence so that elections are not held. Elections will be held and they will lose badly,” he added.
The president is today heading to Moroto where he will commission hotel African, meet youth leaders and thereafter address his supporters via Radio and TVs.