Police Adviced to Use Non Lethal Means in Polls

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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police has not ruled out the use of live ammunition in case riots breakout during the February 18th elections. Kayihura says police and security are under strict orders not to employ lethal means in dispersing possible riots. He however says that police is allowed to use lethal means under some situations. //Cue in "There are certain circumstances Cue Out ...and we want them to be applied"// He says under the procedures of public order management the police have been advised to use dialogue before resorting to force. Early this week, police displayed several public order management trucks and gears in preparation for the election even and events after polling day. Kayihura says the Police in conjunction with Prison Service has already deployed polling constables at all the polling stations allover the country. The police are to be joined by the army and other security agencies to ensure law and order. Dr. Kiiza Besigye, The Inter-Party Cooperation Presidential candidate during a press conference at Fairway Hotel on Friday asked the security agencies to ensure peaceful elections. He said the opposition has no problem with the police importing anti-riot gear provided they are to put to proper use.

 

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