Local Defense Units are militias known for brute force against civilizians. During the riots after the Bobi Wine arrest they appeared on the streets of Kampala.

The movie below shows how much fear they invoke with the population.

Kiggundu, E. (2020). Shoot to Kill: LDUs kill more Ugandans than coronavirus as lockdown bites. Retrieved from: https://nilepost.co.ug/2020/07/14/shoot-to-kill-ldus-kill-more-ugandans-than-coronavirus-as-lockdown-bites/

Nangozi, Y. (2020). Army: Why LDUs are off the streets. Retrieved from: https://observer.ug/news/headlines/65788-army-why-ldus-are-off-the-streets

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