Police on Monday disputed information shared by President Museveni’s deputy press secretary claiming that “enemies of peace” had poured oil on some roads making them dangerous and slippery.
“This is to warn the public that the enemies of peace have chosen to make our roads slippery and dangerous by pouring oil on them,” Mr Faruk Kirunda tweeted Monday morning and tagged the official handles of the President, Uganda Media Centre, UPDF spokesperson, security of Uganda, among others.
His tweet came on the heels of information that has been circulating on social media that hooligans had poured oil on the road around Mukono causing several accidents.
Mbale Resident District Commissioner, Ms Asumin Nasike, is said to have been one of the motorists who survived the accident.
But in response to Mr Kirunda’s tweet, Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire said a vehicle carrying palm oil in sacks hit a speed bump between Wantoni stage and Mawagali primary school in Mukono District before seven sacks fell off causing the road to become slippery.
“Six vehicles slid off the road and among them were three UG/C vehicles. The issue was contained after Sterling Construction Company poured sand on the road and the traffic flow is now normal. So it is not true that someone intentionally poured oil on the road. Thank you,” ASP Owoyesigyire said.