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Goons hired by opposition turn themselves in

16 March 2015, 22:25 Godfrey Olukya

Kampala - A group of 60 youths who had reportedly been hired by opposition politicians to cause mayhem in Kampala and other places in the country have turned themselves in.

The youths were received by Kampala regional police commander, Siraje Bakaleke at Katwe police station three kilometers from the city centre, where they vowed to never cause chaos again and pledged to get involved in income generating activities.

Their leader, Patrick Kamya said, ''We have been used by politicians to cause problems in the city for long. We have been involved in throwing stones at police, burning tyres on the streets and beating up people especially those supporting government. Now we have come to our senses and resolved to stop all those negative activities.''

He accused opposition politicians of being undevelopomental and hiring youths to cause chaos instead of mobilizing them into getting involved in developmental activities.

Police boss, Bakaleke thanked the youths for turning themselves in and their decision to change their lives for the better.

He said, ''People in Kampala now want development. Those who want to cause disorder in Kampala will not succeed. They cannot succeed.''

In the past months, youths in various parts of Kampala have engaged in running battles with police.

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