Uncorroborated reports also indicate that some traders are escorted by police and other armed personnel to Beni in DRC. Last month, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered the closure of all borders and the airports with exception of cargo trucks to contain the spread of COVID19.
Through his lawyer Pace Advocates, Migadde says that he had gone to fuel his motorbike at a Pump Station when he was picked up by soldiers for allegedly wearing a red t-shirt resembling those used by People Power activists led Bobi Wine and handed over to the errant officers.
The clarification follows a recent Presidential directive to the finance ministry to procure vehicles which will be used to guarantee the safety of legislators in the wake of insecurity in the country. The provision includes pickups protected against small arms bullets and sharpshooters of the Army.