Tension As Yoweri Kaguta Museveni orders shoot to kill

President Museveni has directed that traffic checkpoints be armed and ready to shoot whoever refuses to stop when flagged down.

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

This comes in the wake of attempted assassination last Tuesday on four-star General Katumba Wamala and the discovery that the assassins had actually been stopped by traffic police but they ignored and proceeded to their deadly mission.

“From now on the traffic police will have armed backup and if they stop you and you refuse, they will shoot you!” the president said on Sunday evening after addressing the nation over the Covid-19 situation and announcing new measures that include banning inter-district travel for 42 days.

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Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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