Ugandan President Gen Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has spoken out terror alerts issued by the US and the UK regarding Nyege Nyege Festival and the wedding of the Kyabazinga.
Nyege Nyege Festival is happening this week while the wedding of the Kyabazinga (Busoga King) will take place next weekend.
A few days ago, the US Embassy and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), issued terror alerts, warning their nationals to avoid going to festivals and gatherings in Jinja town.
Now Museveni, the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, has spoken out on the terror alerts. First, the president referred to Nyege Nyege Festival as a “controversial” event.
He assured revelers that the security agencies would guard the events, but call for countrywide vigilance.
“Within Uganda, the security forces are guarding the pre-prepared public functions like the controversial Nyege Nyege, the Kyabazinga wedding, etc. I, therefore, advise the Wanainchi to be vigilant in the villages, the churches, the markets, public transport, etc.,” said the president.
“The infiltrators are few and with vigilance, they will be captured. Meanwhile, we are intensifying the hunt for the real authors of the terrorism schemes in Congo. They will be wiped out if they do not surrender.”