By Alfred Byenkya
The Police have destroyed 2,000 camouflage attires they got from people that were using them.
The army-like wear was burnt to ashes by Kampala metropolitan police officers because criminals had taken advantage of them and had posed a security threat.
Police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan area Patrick Onyango said they told people in possession of the clothes to bring them voluntarily to the Police, but those who refused to bring them will be prosecuted in the General Court Martial.
“We got like 2,000 army-like attires from people in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono districts in an exercise we launched last year,” he said in a local Television interview on Sunday, March 5, 2023.
In 2022, the Police and army issued a two-week ultimatum to Ugandans either selling or wearing military attire to hand them over to security or else they will be arrested.
They revealed that within the two weeks grace period, all those with camouflage and other security attires will be allowed to return them without any reprimand, after which, the operation will begin.
The items which were recovered from all over the Kampala metropolitan area ranged from Police khaki uniforms, handcuffs, military uniforms and camouflage attires that resemble military uniforms.
The voluntary exercise of handling over these attires started from December 1, 2022 to December 15, 2022.