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Uganda Police Denies Sending Police Aid To Kenya in the Ongoing Protests

The Uganda Police has come to distance itself from rumors that it sent aid in the form of personnel to its Kenyan counterpart to help quell the ongoing protests. It should be noted that protests in different parts of Kenya broke out last week.

They are still ongoing up until now in what has been dubbed as ‘Reject The FinanceBill.’ It should be noted that the Kenyan government proposed an increment on taxes of essential commodities. This is a bid to help in offsetting the national debt and in helping to reduce over dependence on foreign loans.

As much as negotiations are still ongoing, the Uganda Police found itself at the receiving end of backlash. This is after a truck written on Uganda Police was seen passing through protestors. However the Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said that this was not the whole story.

The truck which belongs to the Fire Department to the Uganda Police broke down a couple of months ago. It was then taken to Kenya for repair. The time it was pictured being driven through demonstrators is when it was being returned to Uganda after repair.

“”We would like to refute the false and malicious propaganda surrounding the video footage of its driver, who was captured amidst protesters in Nakuru, while transporting a Uganda police Fire truck, under registration number UP 9596, from Kenya to Uganda, on the 21.06.2024. The propagandists and their co-conspirators falsified their stories, claiming the Uganda Police was involved in the recent protests in Kenya, which was false and misleading.”

“The facts gathered indicate that the fire truck that belongs to Masaka CPS Fire and Rescue Department, developed a mechanical problem in April 2024, and it was transported to Nairobi-Kenya, by Isuzu Uganda, for further mechanical repair. On 21.06.2024, as the fire truck was being driven back to Uganda, its driver came across several protesters in Nakuru, who recorded it during transit. The fire truck driver eventually proceeded and entered Uganda on the 21.06.2024, and was captured on CCTV at Busitema, at 11:49: 25am, enroute to Masaka via Kampala.”

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