President Museveni says the security agencies are taught not to be part of a culture of violating people’s rights with impunity.
“The UPDF is a very disciplined force. When we took over Kampala, many didn’t run away because the NRA was a people’s force,” he said Saturday while addressing the nation on security issues.
“Not a single shot was fired when we took over Kampala. We never touched Uganda House, UPC property. Please, don’t mix us up (UPDF) with such low calibre conduct (kidnaps).”
Museveni said they defeated a wave of criminality through combined efforts of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and other agencies.
He said towards elections, there was new criminality, the riots and that these lawbreakers were planning not to allow the elections to take place.
“We deployed heavily, and we brought the Commando Unit from Somalia. The lawbreakers and the criminals are the ones that forced us to employ some elements of the army to support the police (during elections).”
Museveni tasked security to avail the list of those in custody so that they can put an end to the talk of disappearance.
“The talk of disappearance should be ignored. It can’t happen under the NRM. I heard there is quite a bit of stampede of disappearance in the papers. Every Ugandan under the NRM will be accounted for,” he said.