President Yoweri Museveni has ordered for investigations into the killings of 22 individuals who were reportedly not part of the violent protests that rocked Kampala and other major towns in central Uganda.
At least 54 people died while scores were injured during riots that were sparked off by the arrest of the National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi.
Kyagulanyi was arrested by police while on campaign trail in Luuka District on allegations of flouting the Coronavirus guidelines.
In a televised addressed to the nation on Sunday evening, President Museveni said he has received reports from the Assistant Inspector General of Police Grace Akullu, the Police Criminal Investigations Department Chief that at least twenty-two of the 54 victims were killed by stray bullets during the riots.
The President said he wants thorough investigations into the killing of the 22 people who are either thought to be bystanders or got caught up in the riot.
Museveni said government will only compensate the families of victims who were not part of the violent protests.
According to Museveni, two people were also knocked dead in two separate incidences by over -speeding vehicles after the drivers were pelted with stones by the rioters.
He, however said those who were killed while trying to attack members of the security forces will not be compensated.
Meanwhile 32 people who were shot dead by the security forces during confrontations will not be compensated.
He warned that those who want to sow anarchy on the streets of Uganda will be dealt with decisively by the army.
Museveni also warned those whom he described as foreigners against meddling into the affairs of Uganda.
On Coronavirus, the President urged Ugandans to adhere to the Ministry of Health Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
He also revealed that Ugandan scientists are in the final stages of developing cure for the viral disease.