Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga tells Presidential hopeful Bobi Wine that wearing uniforms that are a preserve of the armed forces is illegal behavioural.
Fred Enanga explained that the decision to raid National Unity Platform (NUP) party offices was intended to confiscate police officers’ attire that is being worn in campaigns by a section of Bobi Wine and People Power supporters.
On Wednesday, police raided NUP offices in Kamwokya when some of the party’s top leaders were holding a meeting. The party’s President, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine released a statement on his social media platform confirming the raid.
In his statement released on Twitter, Kyagulanyi noted that the police sieged on their party’s offices and left with many important documents and other valuables including the CCTV cameras, banners, berets and party posters.
“The military, police and other security agencies have laid siege on the National Unity Platform offices in Kamwokya. Several of our staff and leaders have been arrested. They are breaking into the different offices, taking all documents and other valuables,” the NUP boss said in a statement.
Adding; “They have also taken so many of our branding materials including posters, banners, berets, t-shirts, pens, notebooks, etc. Our CCTV cameras have been vandalized and equipment was taken away. Some comrades have been arrested and are being held at Kira Road police station. I have also been informed that so many of our people who are selling NUP branding materials in town are being arrested with reckless abandon.’’
However, while responding to the incident, the police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said that police is carrying out a countrywide operation to arrest all individuals found wearing attires related to military stores.
Enanga made the remarks at a joint press conference on Wednesday evening. He said that wearing uniforms that are a preserve of the armed forces is an illegal behavioural and if it is not handled quickly will escalate even further especially among some political groups and celebrities.
“Wearing uniforms that are a preserve of the armed forces is illegal behavioral which was escalating especially among some political groups and celebrities. It is a usurpation of the legitimate law enforcement and military functions which is a violation of the law,” Enanga said.
Enanga also, pinpointed that they conducted search operations in areas of Kampala including Kamwokya, Makindye, Mulago, Bwaise, Kawempe and Kiyembe (Luwum Street) to arrest all those who manufacture and supply these attires.