Police in Kisoro has blocked a group of supporters of former police chief Gen Kale Kayihura who were planning to protest against his arrest.
The massive protests were being organized by some leaders under Bafumbira elders’ forum and were expected to take place at the Mayor’s gardens in Kisoro town council.
However, police cordoned off the gardens in morning to avert the planned demonstration.
Kisoro District Police commander Hassan Ssekalema said police officers have been deployed at different public venues including Mayor’s Gardens and Ssaza Grounds.
Kayihura was at the forefront of the passing of the Public Order Management Act which made it hard for demonstrators to organize demonstrations.
He was arrested on Wednesday by the army and is reportedly being detained at Makindye military barracks.