IGP Warns Against Violence As MPs Prepare for Swearing In

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Police Deputy Spokesperson, Polly Namaye told URN that police have already identified the mobilisers and financiers of the planned chaos next week and instituted surveillance.

Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police has warned against any violence in Kampala as members of the tenth parliament are sworn in from Monday to Wednesday next week.
 
 
According to Kayihura, intelligence reports show that some people are planning to ferry hooligans to Kampala under the guise of supporting the newly elected members of parliament to stir chaos.
 
 
He however, says police already preparing for the swearing of the legislators, saying they will be on high alert.
 
 
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Police Deputy Spokesperson, Polly Namaye told URN that police have already identified the mobilisers and financiers of the planned chaos next week and instituted surveillance.
 

She however declined to name the alleged masterminds of the planned chaos, saying all police personnel have been briefed to be on the watch out and arrest all those involved in crime. 


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Namaye also noted that personnel from all police departments will be deployed to ensure the swearing in goes on as planned.
 
 
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A notice issued by the Clerk to Parliament, Jane Kibirige, shows that up to 145 legislators will be sworn-in on May 16, another 146 on the second day and 135 on the third day.
 
The notice shows that the entrouge of the legislators will be restricted to five people. Each MP will be allowed to use one vehicle through the main entrance of parliament. The inauguration of the new parliament will mark the official end of business for members of the ninth parliament.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.