Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said the government would compensate victims of the violent protests that left several people dead following the arrest of an opposition presidential candidate.
In a televised address, Museveni said the government would compensate the families of the victims, the injured, and those who lost property during what he called “senseless riots” over the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi.
He said the death toll from the November 18 -19 sporadic protests in some parts across the country has risen to 54, as more people succumbed to the injuries sustained.
Museveni directed police to carry out comprehensive investigations on alleged stray bullets fired by security personnel during the riots, which killed people and injured others.
The arrest of Kyagulanyi, an opposition presidential candidate, in the eastern district of Luuka for allegedly flouting covid-19 campaign guidelines, sparked sporadic protests in some parts of the country.