Protester Drops Piglets at Bank of Uganda

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The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyegyire, says they piglets were taken for safe custody at CPS Kampala.

Police have recovered two piglets dropped at Bank of Uganda. The piglets were reportedly dropped by unidentified man at the main gate of the Central Bank around 10am. 

They were wrapped in placards with the pictures of the Central Bank Governor, Emmanuel Mutebile and Juma Kisaame, the outgoing Managing Director of DFCU Bank.


The BoU Security alerted Central Police Station Kampala, which dispatched a team of officers to pick up the piglets. However, they were unable to find the person who dropped the piglets.
 
 
The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyegyire, says they piglets were taken for safe custody at CPS Kampala. 

"We have not been able to arrest any suspect and we don't know the reason for dropping the piglets but we are investigating the matter," Owoyesigyire told URN.
 
 
This isn't the first time piglets are being used in Uganda by aggrieved individuals to express dissatisfaction.  Piglets have been dropped in the past in the center and parliament by activists to express their dissatisfaction on key issues.

 
During one of the incidents, poor youth activists dropped piglets at parliament to protest a decision by members of parliament to increase their pay. 

The piglets that were painted yellow had tags with names of several legislators. Some suspects were picked up and arraigned in court and their trial is still ongoing.

 

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Jeanne started out as a political and crime reporter for NBS television in 2010. She went on to become a news director at the station before leaving in 2012 to join The Daily Monitor as an investigative reporter in 2012.

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