The two leaders are trading counter-accusations against each other for allegedly encouraging petty theft in the area. Kayanja accuses Kabwama Mutebi of buying alcohol for teenagers and youth groups in the quest for votes instead of encouraging them to engage in productive activities.
The trial stemmed from the theft of up to USD 50,000 (187 million Shillings) from the bank where he was working as the Head of Central Cash in 2009. The money had been transferred from the bank branch on William Street to the head office on Jinja Road in Kampala and received by Kaawe on July 13, 2009, in the absence of his co-signatory Carol Nakabembwe.
City Lawyer, Erias Lukwago also Kampala Lord Mayor describes the directive as an abuse of the constitution and violations of the rights of people to associate. Lukwago reminds police that the Constitutional court pronounced itself that police have no authority to license public gathering but rather to provide security.
Angume was injured by a tear gas canister fired by his colleague targeting the protesters. Luke Owoyesigire, the Deputy Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police confirmed the officer was injured but didn’t divulge details.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said that all private security companies and individuals who have not registered their guns with the steering committee are expected to do so before the end of this month. Enanga explains that the committee headed by Assistant Inspector General of Police Edward Ochom had shifted registration exercise of CID after traversing different regions.