President Museveni has reminded National Unity Platform candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine that he is not untouchable.
When Hon Kyagulanyi and Patrick Amuriat were arrested, criminal gangs funded by some political actors and supported by external forces decided to execute their long planned mission of burning tyres, attacking civilians, robbing people and attacking enforcement officers, Museveni said on Sunday.
He said some politicians working with foreigners have been promoting impunity and swearing that they will make Uganda ungovernable.
“We have been monitoring them through intelligence.
In spite of the weaknesses of police that allowed such lawlessness continue, a joint security force was activated and several people were arrested.
“The idea that Hon Kyagulanyi or any other politician is untouchable because there will be riots is not acceptable and must never be repeated, Museveni emphasized.
He said unfortunately, 54 people died; 32 of the dead were rioters while some were hit by stray bullets and two victims were knocked by a vehicle that lost control after the driver was hit by stones.
Museveni said there are elders who are misleading the youth and that he knows them and will defeat them.
“You are not going to disturb Uganda. You’re not going to disturb Uganda whoever you are.”
He said the government will compensate all those who lost their lives but were not rioters.
The government will also compensate those who lost their properties if it can be verified.