INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja says police have launched investigations to bring to book the perpetrators of the clash between two PF youth groups that took place in Chawama on Tuesday.
In a statement, Wednesday, Kanganja condemned the fracas saying it caused anarchy and disturbed the peace of innocent citizens.
“I wish to condemn in the strongest terms the fracas that happened in Chawama Compound in the afternoon of October 27, 2020, in which some unruly youths clashed and ended up causing disruption of peace in the area. Initial investigations have revealed that two groups of PF youths in Chawama clashed, thereby, causing anarchy and disturbing the peace of innocent members of the public. They further took to the streets of Chawama and blocked some roads, thereby causing panic and fear to the public. Police officers were deployed to the area to restore order and investigations have been launched with a view of bringing perpetrators to book,” Kanganja stated.
He added that police would not tolerate lawlessness regardless of political affiliation.
“As I have always said, police shall not entertain or cast a blind eye to any form of lawlessness regardless of any political party affiliation, hence anyone who breaks the law must face the consequences of their behaviour. I am warning all those PF youths, who were involved in yesterday’s public disorder that police will catch up with them,” he stated.
He emphasised that everyone who intended to carry out any procession or protest must engage the police or risk attracting the wrath of the law.
“I wish to remind everyone that all public activities, such as meetings, processions and protests are guided by the Public Order Act, therefore, all those that wish to undertake such activities should always engage the police. Any conduct to the contrary shall attract the wrath of the law,” warned Kanganja.