There is a heavy security presence along the roads leading to the Turkish embassy on plot 9 at Prince Charles drive in Kololo ahead of the deportation of popular Ugandan blogger, Fred Lumbuye.
Reports from the Ugandan community in Turkey’s capital Istanbul show that Turkish police arrested the blogger on Tuesday at the request of Ugandan authorities.
Lumbuye has been a thorn to the Ugandan government because of endless criticism on different social media platforms.
Last evening, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Okello Oryem, said the Turkish authorities would hand over the blogger to Ugandan security this morning at their embassy to face trial for inciting sectarianism using social media.
Lubuye’s social media followers have been rallying each other to stage protests at the Turkish embassy in Kololo against what they called human rights abuse.
The officers had also deployed in other parts of Kololo backed with armored and patrol vehicles, FFU, UPDF and military police. Last month, President, Yoweri Museveni asked security agencies to deal with Ugandans in foreign countries posting fake news on social media that dents his image and that of the country. END.