Alebtong—August 31, 2020: “It has come to my attention that some politicians are forming youth brigades and other groups allegedly to help them terrorise their opponents and guard their votes,” a letter from Alebtong’s acting RDC to media houses partly reads.
According to the acting RDC, Okongo Allan Stephen, as chairman of the district security committee, he believes that this is not only wrong but is also unlawful, condemning it in the “strongest terms possible”.
Mr Okongo says the duty of ensuring law and order rests with the government of Uganda through the Uganda Police Force and other sister security agencies.
“As the head of the security in the district, I would like to advise that all those groups be disbanded with immediate effect and those planning to form new ones should refrain from doing so or we shall be forced to act on them according to the law,” he added.
The acting RDC, whose ‘boss’, RDC, Ms Josephine Omara Olili has taken a political path, vying for the Otuke district Woman MP, further warns youth against being lured into illegal groups.
“When we arrest you, you will face the law as individuals,” he tells youth.
Okongo reveals that his office has since alerted the national Security Council about the criminal development in Alebtong district, adding, “And they are closely monitoring the situation.”
He has directed local police and other sister security agencies to look out for such groups and arrest their sponsors and members.