The government of Uganda has switched on the internet after it shut it down on Jan. 13, fearing that it would be used to incite violence and hate speech during the Presidential elections held on Jan. 14.
“Internet was switched off because people wanted to spread messages of hate and violence, as well as discredit the integrity of our elections,” Opondo said.
“We think now people have come to terms with the results. However, we remain on alert,” he added.
On Jan. 13, a day before the country went for presidential and parliamentary elections the internet was switched off.
“Whatever was done was done for the good of the country. The opposition was affected and the ruling party was also affected. Even the general public was affected,” Opondo said.