Police and Military officers have deployed heavily at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala following a demonstration by journalists against brutality.
This was during the press conference by the UPDF Political Commissar Brig. Henry Matsiko who was addressing the nation on the upcoming Tarehe Sita celebrations.
According to Brig Matsiko, the celebrations that will kick off in late January will be held in Masaka and some areas of Kampala. After Brig. Matsiko’s address, journalists put him to task to explain why their colleagues following NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi are being brutalized and beaten up, asking him to issue an apology which he failed to.
They all later unanimously storm out of the press room leaving the UPDF Commissar alone in the building.
In the midst of the standoff, UPDF spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso made an effort to calm down the enraged journalists but her efforts were all futile
However about the heavy police deployment at the media center, Brig. Byekwaso revealed that they got information that journalists wanted to beat them and they had to put back up in place to ensure security.