Top security chiefs in Uganda are in panic after news circulated that Rtd Col. Kizza Besigye was suspected to have beat the 24 hour surveillance put on him by Police and intelligence units and left the country, Red Pepper can exclusively reveal.
According to our source in the security corridors deployed to monitor Besigye’s movements but who requested anonymity, there is a lot of panic and tension after the intelligence network failed to know how Besigye sneaked out of the country.
“We found out that he had left the country, we don’t know where he passed and which route he used,” the source said.
He (source) added that the officials immediately summoned the team that monitors Besigye’s movements to answer questions like how he managed to move, where, and what he had gone to do.
Until last night security agents were still trying to establish Besigye’s whereabouts and the country he is headed. “We are working round the clock to find out where he is now,” the source explained.
But a source privy to Besigye’s movements revealed that the Rtd Colonel used his ‘tricks’ in the wee hours of Tuesday morning to sneak out of the country.
He is reported to have gone to Johannesburg, South Africa. “At 4: am we went to the airport boarded a plane off to South Africa without security agents who trail him noticing,” a source said.
(Reported by Nicholas Mwesigwa)