The Catholic Church in Uganda is asking Police Force to conduct itself more impartially.
The message is contained in a pastoral letter signed by the chairperson of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, Archbishop John Baptist Odama.
The letter is addressed to religious men and women, the lay faithful, Ugandan citizens and people of good will.
According to the letter, the church felt obliged to guide the nation as it prepares for the February 18 general election.
The police have in the past dispersed people who had gathered to listen to some of the candidates who want to unseat President Yoweri Museveni.
This has been interpreted by some stakeholders as implying that the police were protecting and promoting the agenda of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).
The church now says the police must be seen to account to the people, not to any political clique.
When contacted earlier to respond charges against police conduct, the force’s deputy spokesperson Ms Polly Namaye told Daily Monitor the police were just doing their job, enforcing adherence to the various electoral laws and guidelines.
Story By Nelson Wesonga