The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango has warmed Robert Kyagulanyi’s supporters against organizing a procession as the latter takes his petition to the United Nations Human Rights offices on Thursday.
“Tomorrow ( 17/2/2021), Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert will be taking his petition to United Nations Human Rights offices at Prince Charles Drive, Kololo, Kampala,” Patrick Onyango said.
“The UN has accepted to receive his petition, the agency has allowed him to go with three (03) people but we have received information that he is mobilising his supporters to escort him in a procession to Kololo. Processions are banned due to COVID19,” he added.
The police month piece has also noted that the permission to hold a procession can only be given by the police boss, The Inspector General of Police.
“Permission to hold Processions are only given by the Inspector General of Police as per the Public Order Management Act which has not been granted,” Onyango said.
“We want to urge the public not to participate in any illegal activities, anybody who involves him/herself in any illegal activities will be arrested and prosecuted in the courts of law,” he added.
Kyagulanyi, the National Unity Platform Party president is Petitioning the United Nations over the “continued kidnaps and human rights violation by the regime.”
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