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Police to enforce Museveni hoodie ban

Police director of operations Asuman Mugyenyi has ordered all police officers to arrest and detain any driver or cyclist found wearing a hood.

In a message issued on Wednesday to all regional, districts and divisional police commanders, Mugyenyi orders the officers to enforce the directive by President Museveni as issued during his address to parliament on 20th June 2018.

Museveni banned wearing of hoodies following the murder of Arua municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga
"H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda while addressing parliament of Uganda on state of security in the country on 20th June 2018, directed that inter-alia persons riding motorcycles/bicycles and driving motor vehicles should henceforth not wear hood. This also extends to driving/riding while putting on anything that can conceal/obscure facial disposition," reads Mugyenyi's message in part.
He adds, "You are therefore directed to enforce H.E directive by arresting/apprehending defaulters thereof." 

The officers have also been ordered to conduct community policing meetings to educate the public over the directive. Banning of hoods was one of the 10-point security plans, the president presented to parliament last month.

The directive followed the murder of Arua Municipality MP, Ibrahim Abiriga and his bodyguard Saidi Butele. They were shot dead by unknown people near Abiriga's home in Kawanda, Wakiso District.

Last week, the president also ordered for the immediate procurement of escort vehicles and the provision of 'sharpshooters' for all members of parliament. 


+6 #1 gwok 2018-07-20 01:04
Which Decree number was that ban of hoodies? Amin's ban of mini-skirts was his his 31, as I remember. {I lost count of those Amin's decrees after they started coming in fast and thick}.

By the way, did Obote issue any of those?
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+11 #2 miki 2018-07-20 07:44
Why not extend the ban to all boda bodas since they are used for the quick and efficient get away?

After all walking on one's God given feet was at one time a big criminal act during the walk to work saga. Are riding helmets still legal?

The confused criminal police trying to enforce a directive from an equally confused president.

By the way the police should not forget to stop anybody from running since some criminals run away from the scene of crime after the fact.
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+5 #3 wazza 2018-07-20 09:36
Nonsense! U are clearly lacking what to do. I have not seen or read about a police so clueless like one we have. A

Ater a few days, they will abandon it and wait for another threat.

What happened to helmets, sit belts, speed governors, carrying excess etc? Useless guys
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+5 #4 Odongkara 2018-07-20 10:14
A country of "hooded" leaders indeed. With or without hoods criminals or whatever you call them will still execute their mission.

During the liberation war the NRA rebels used UNLA uniforms to kill to discredit the government.

The same strategy was used against Idi Amin around Mbarara, Masaka areas. What matters is strategy and not what is worn.
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+6 #5 Kelly 2018-07-20 10:27
How about police and military escorts of the untouchables wearing hoodies? Will they too be arrested?

An if I am a pedestrian wearing a hoodie? Can't a killer first arrive at the scene, open fire, instantly kills his victim, wears a hoodie that was concealed, leave the scene of crime in the hoodie and then removes it a short distance away and mingle with the rest?

By the way, who should advise the other between Museveni and the Police on matters of security?
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+1 #6 Lakwena 2018-07-20 10:56
If the criminals resort to putting on bush hats, like the trademark of Mr. M7; Mr. M7 put a ban on it and the police will go ahead to enforce the bushy-hat ban.

In other words, give us a break with Mr. Mr. M7's ban. So long as there is injustice criminals will always be with us.

What about in the dark, nobody needs a hood, a cap nor sun-glass to commit a crime?
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+1 #7 Odongkara 2018-07-20 14:42
Quoting gwok:
Which Decree number was that ban of hoodies? Amin's ban of mini-skirts was his his 31, as I remember. {I lost count of those Amin's decrees after they started coming in fast and thick}.

By the way, did Obote issue any of those?

Obote was a law abiding citizen who used the constitution to govern therefore the use of decrees was alien and immoral to him.

Only the corrupt and dictators rule by decrees.
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+1 #8 Fuller 2018-07-20 17:28
Easiest catch will be ministers, legislators and other shameless opportunists!

They have been spotted to camouflage in hoodies as they sneek into State House, for fat envelopes full of cash.

If Police can outwit mosquitos and have the patience to last through wee hours of the night,...Bingo!
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