By Vanguard reporter
KAMPALA – Senior Presidential Advisor on Security General Salim Saleh has criticized police brutality on the opposition during protests. In November 2020, security operatives shot dead 56 people during riots after opposition presidential candidates Robert Kyagulanyi and Patrick Amuriate were arrested. President Yoweri Museveni hailed security and warned the opposition of more punishment.
“I offered OWC (Operation Wealth Creation) vehicles to police go to the public with a message of hope. Instead of community policing first, they go with tear gas, we anticipated riots in 2011, 2016 and 2021,” he said.
Gen. Saleh was moderating Capital Gang Talk Show cohosted by Simon Kasyate on Saturday, January, 9th, 2021 attended by Army Commander David Muhoozi, veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda and Uganda Media Centre, Executive Director Ofwono Opondo.
Gen. Muhozi said security threats have been analyzed and the army is on top of the game.
Gen. Saleh also dismissed that the Kaguta family is not greedy to plunder public resources for personal use. There are rumors of most businesses and property owned by prominent politicians and members of the first family.
“There is conspiracy theory that Kaguta family has all the wealth, has all the land in Uganda,” he said.
Mwenda blamed National Resistance Movement, the ruling part for failing create a base to control social media that the opposition has taken advantage of.