This is a story of a visit by Mao's brother to Nakasongola where he is being held. Besigye was also brought in this afternoon.
Norbert Mao, the DP party president who was transferred to Nakasongola government prisons from Luzira, is writing a book about his experience of political torture and standing up for his rights.
Mao was Thursday afternoon allowed by the prisons authorities a visit by his brother, Dusman Okee Junior. Okee said Mao sent him to buy him some writing materials and started scribbling events going on in jail.
Okee who returned from Nakasongola on Thursday evening said he found Mao in good spirits and cracking his usual jokes. He said Mao joked mainly about the yellow shirt he was given to wear as an inmate.
Yellow shirts are worn as uniforms for inmates, but yellow is also a color for the NRM party.
Okee said his brother caused laughter for most of the afternoon amongst the prisoners and prison authorities as he joked on being forced to wear the yellow shirts.
But apart from the yellow shirt, Mao also formed a football team of seven, comprising him and his DP colleagues with whom he was arrested and jailed. His team was by late evening playing a game against the old team of other inmates at the Nakasongola government prisons.
Okee who said Mao’s family was earlier in the day worried of the state of the prison returned to Kampala a relaxed man after talking to his brother whom he said had already broken his hunger strike, that he started in the week.
Mao however insisted he will never apply for bail even when they are returned to court on May 2nd because he says he has never done anything wrong, according to Okee.
Okee told Uganda Radio Network that he saw the FDC leader, Kizza Besigye, being brought into the Nakasongola prisons while he was there.
Besigye was remanded today by the Nabweru Magistrates court after he was denied bail by the presiding magistrate, Justin Atukwasa on grounds that investigations are still on-going.
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