The Assistant Police Commander Kampala Metropolitan North Sam Omala has banned all local visits to Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s home. The Forum for Democratic Change leader is under house arrest for a week now at his home in Kasangati, in what police authorities describe as Preventive Arrest.
The Assistant Police Commander Kampala Metropolitan North Sam Omala has banned all local visits to Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s home.
The Forum for Democratic Change leader is under house arrest for a week now at his home in Kasangati, in what police authorities describe as Preventive Arrest.
Omala on Monday said there shall be no more visits by locals and especially students from Makerere University. He argues that some people come to visit Besigye with bad intentions towards the police guarding the area.
On Monday morning, Makerere University students donated to the police a green baby potty and an orange bucket to ease themselves in.
Omala described the action as an insult to the police force adding that no locals shall be allowed to visit the FDC leader unless he is aware of the visit.
The Makerere University students had vowed to gather more students to visit Besigye. Dr. Besigye while addressing the students assured them they could visit him anytime and whenever they want to.
Last week, Dr. Besigye and residents around his home complained that the police were easing themselves in the bush and water sources around their homes. He expressed fears of an outbreak of diseases if the police continued using his farm to ease themselves.
//Cue in: The condition of hygiene…”
Cue out:…they vacate my premises.”//
However, Omala asked Besigye and the residents to prove beyond reasonable doubt if the feacal material they had seen was from the police officers.
Meanwhile, FDC Spokesperson Wafula Oguttu says the continuous detention of their party president is a plot by government to kill him.
Wafula says comments by Omala that they shall not leave Besigye’s home and denying him food is indicative of the police’s intention to kill Dr. Besigye using any means available and at the slightest provocation.
He adds that the party shall not let the abuses and breach of the constitution go unchallenged. Wafula stresses that they shall respond to any future siege of Dr. Besigye’s home by organizing demonstrations nationwide.
However the police insist Besigye’s detention is for his safety and to ensure he does not participate in the walk to work campaign.
On Tuesday, the court in Kasangati will hear the application filed by Dr. Besigye’s lawyers challenging what they call illegal detention.
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