The Deputy Inspector General of Police (IGP), Maj Gen Tumusiime Katsigazi, has warned Ugandans against engaging in demonstrations over skyrocketing commodity prices.
The warning came after threats circulated on social media from unknown people announcing that Kampala City will be locked down from today up to Wednesday as part of demonstrations against the high cost of living.
“Nobody has the capacity to lock down a city like Kampala other than the government of Uganda and if somebody turns up and stops people from accessing the city by one way or the other we shall arrest them,” Maj Gen Katsigazi said at the weekend.
There has been a sharp increase in commodity prices for the last three months following the increase of fuel prices. By press time, a litre of fuel was trading at Shs6,500 across the city.
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