Following the difficult economic situation in the country and the world at large, some countries are experiencing mass protests to seek government intervention.
The latest protests were reported in Sri Lanka where thousands of rioters stormed the President’s official residence in dramatic fashion, treating themselves in his pantry while others swam at the pool and lay on his bed.
The Fatboy Show presenters Olive Najjuma and James Onen aka Fatboy believed that the events which have seen the Sri Lankan president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, agree to resign on July 13, 2022, as the fear that is being held by the powers that be in Uganda.
For several days now, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) First Division has positioned soldiers on standby within the Kampala Metropolitan Area which according to Maj Charles Kabona the Spokesperson of UPDF's first division, is intended to prevent looming anarchy.
“It would make sense for the powers to be aware of general discontent brewing and it could easily be some kind of a revolt that can easily be ignited given the hardships people are going through,” said Fatboy.
The Army's presence observed on Kampala streets grew after Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) evicted street vendors while implementing its smart city program. The soldiers have also replaced the KCCA’s Field force Unit that previously embarked on the program as the soldiers are seen conducting the operations themselves, patrolling around on KCCA and Police patrol vehicles.
In his view, Fatboy said, “given what we are seeing around the world, it would only mean that UPDF wants to intensify its presence just to signal to the public that, ‘don’t even get any ideas. To just sit themselves down and remain cool.”
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