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Museveni issues a highlight on Arua incident; blames police, opposition

The stones they threw broke the rear glass window of the car where we transport luggage. That window glass is not armoured. There was no harm on the old man with a hat,” he said, adding: “It is a big shame to have such confused people who want to use violence to intimidate Ugandans. Nobody has a right to intimidate any Ugandan by word or action

In a statement posted on his facebook timeline on Wednesday, Museveni said that he understands that some people were worried about the endless criminal acts of elements of the Opposition, including the incidents of Arua on Monday.
“I always insist on singling out the grandchildren because I want them to be conversant with our rich experiences spanning a period of 58 years. The elements of the Opposition, including Kassiano Wadri, Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) and others, who stoned our convoy, including my vehicle,” President Museveni said.

Responding to the critics on how a bullet-proof car could be smashed by a mere stone, the president explained that the car is purposely for carrying luggage and therefore is not protected.

“The stones they threw broke the rear glass window of the car where we transport luggage. That window glass is not armoured. There was no harm on the old man with a hat,” he said, adding: “It is a big shame to have such confused people who want to use violence to intimidate Ugandans. Nobody has a right to intimidate any Ugandan by word or action.” Kaguta highlighted.

“Unfortunately, this crowd, with a tinga tinga (a grader), apparently continued to the town where they attacked people who were coming from the NRM rally. They injured quite a number of people with stones. It was in those scuffles that one of the attackers was shot dead. This is due to the weak management by the Police and the criminal behaviour of some of the Opposition leaders,” he added.

Mr Museveni wondered why an elite politician would go against the law and conduct a movement through the streets instead of convening a rally at one place.

“These acts are strongly rejected and will be punished according to the law. Anybody who organizes such groups is responsible for their misconduct,” he said, concluding that: “We went to the bush to fight for the right of making political decisions by Ugandans without intimidation by word or action. Anybody who threatens this will have himself to blame.”

The chaos claimed life of one person and six others were left injured. Bobi wine’s driver Yasin Kawuma was shot dead in that chaos.

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