Security officials in Uganda claim to have found explosives meant for use at upcoming anti-government demonstrations in the country’s capital, Kampala.
Uganda Freedom Activists, an advocacy group, called for statewide demonstrations against corruption and the nation’s economic problems on Monday.
The explosives were discovered in Nabweru on the road to Kazo in the central Wakiso area, according to a tweet from the defence spokesperson, Brig. Felix Kulayigye.
“These were to be used today in the city by those planning to paint it red,” Brig Kulayigye said.
According to the army, four persons were detained for allegedly having improvised explosive devices.
The protests were illegal, according to the police, who advised the campaigners not to organise them. The activists have, however, vowed to go on with the protests, describing Brig Kulayigye as a “liar”.
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