July 22, 2013

Police Besiege Besigye Residence

News just in indicates that the residence of former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president  Rtd Col. Kiiza Besigye’s home in Kasangati is under police siege, according to one his aides.

Rtd Col Kizza Besigye's Kasangati residence is said to be under Police siege
Rtd Col Kizza Besigye’s Kasangati residence is said to be under Police siege

Through his Facebook account, Byamugisha Moses says the police is not allowing the former FDC chief to leave his home.

“Dr Besigye is under siege at his home in Kasangati,Police has not allowed him to get out.” Byamugisha wrote on his Facebook wall Monday morning.

In a similar development, Ingrid Turinawe’s home is also said to be under police siege. Ingrid is the former Chairperson of the Women League in the party.

Police’s action comes days after outlawed pressure group For God and my Country (4GC) announced that they would resume protests against the government this week. Dr Besigye is a member of 4GC.

Dr Besigye (L) and  Kampala city Mayor Erias Lukwago
Dr Besigye (L) and Kampala City Mayor Erias Lukwago

However, the Uganda police vowed to arrest anyone who tries to destabilize Kampala city with unlawful demonstrations.

In a press statement issued by Judith Nabakooba, the Uganda Police Spokesperson, the police says it “Shall not allow these unlawful, criminal plans of defiance to take place.”

Ingrid Turinawe
Ingrid Turinawe

The resumption of 4GC protests coincides with the scheduled appearance of Kampala Capital City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago before a tribunal investigating his alleged mismanagement.

According to the police, 4GC members want to use the cover of accompanying Mayor Lukwago to cause chaos which the force wont tolerate.

 

2 thoughts on “Police Besiege Besigye Residence

  1. Is the time to all Ugandan to get up and rise to fight for their rights and for the future of their children, I call all my people in uganda, that it`s the time to fight for our freedom, all a round the world people are fighting for freedom, get up and stand for your rights, not only Besigye and others, all of Ugandan is the time to tell thieves to get out power,
    I know that some people are going to die and others are going to stay, There is nothing for free.Mr.Museven and his family, friends. have took all Uganda wealth,Some of us we are read to fight for our future,I can long stay leave in Uganda when people are dieing like flies,We are ready for our future is the time to plant a tree whwn we are younger so that in the future it will give as the shelter

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