The minister for Security Gen Elly Tumwine has defended the heavy deployment of the Uganda People’s Defence forces in the city and the surrounding areas ahead of the return of Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi (aka Bobi Wine) arguing there plans of burning the city by some sections of the opposition.
Speaking to members of the Uganda Parliamentary Press Association at the Office of the President, the minister also defended the current method of UPDF using sticks to disperse protestors in the city.
Since Wednesday this week, officers of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and Uganda Police were deployed on the streets of Kampala and the surrounding areas in hundreds to ensure peace ahead of the return of the Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine on Thursday.
The minister also attacked members of parliament together with some journalists who are fond of attacking and condemning the operations of the army in defending the country.
General Tumwine, one of the few surviving bush war generals defended the use of sticks by the security forces in dispersing protestors in Kampala.
The tough talking minister said government is investigating reports that some journalist are being funded by Non-Government Organizations to work towards the down fall of the current regime.
He advised journalists to use the media platforms to promote the country instead of destroying it.