Besigye Rejects Police Car Offer

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Besigye says police offered him to use a car with tinted glasses in order to avoid attracting crowds and commotion whenever he moves out of his home. Besigye has not been able to successfully move out of his home since the declaration of presidential results on February 20.

Former FDC presidential Candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has rejected a vehicle that was offered by the police to ease his movements. Besigye said the vehicle had been offered by the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura.

Besigye says police offered him to use a car with tinted glasses in order to avoid attracting crowds and commotion whenever he moves out of his home. Besigye has not been able to successfully move out of his home since the declaration of presidential results on February 20.

On several occasion, he has been arrested for leading illegal processions as crowds overwhelm police officers. The last attempt was on Tuesday when he was arrested after disagreeing on a route with police officers who wanted him to use Yusuf Lule road as opposed to the busy Wandegeya-Bombo road- Kampala route.

But Besigye told journalists at his home in Kasangati that he owns several vehicles which he can use on a daily basis and as such, does not need a car from the Police. He added that the suggestion is one of government's tactics to contain him.

He adds that accepting the offer will be a setback to the fight to rescue Ugandans from oppression and restore the rights of Ugandans since the intention is to break the engagement interaction between him and ordinary Ugandan citizens.
 
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Besigye maintains that he has no intention to surrender the will of the people adding that countrywide defiance campaign started by FDC will go on until they achieve the objective.
 
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However, Deputy Police Spokesperson Polly Namaye says she is not aware of the latest development on the plan by the police to provide a vehicle to Dr Kizza Besigye.

 

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Ronald Batre
Ronald Batre is so passionate about journalism that he did not wait to finish school before he started his career. This is how he started with Radio Paidha, The West Niler, Daily Monitor newspapers and later with Radio Pacis as Assistant News Editor.

To be allowed to practice his passion, Batre had struck a deal with his parents. He would complete his education. He kept his word and went through school while suporting himself with his journalism.

Entering the workplace so young attuned Batre to the plight of the youth and those who seek employment. Apart from that, he is interested in reporting about politics, local government, business and the environment. A witness to some of the destructive impact of the Lord's Resistance Army rebellion in northern Uganda, Batre is interested in reporting about peace building efforts too.

Uganda Radio Network's former Gulu bureau chief, Batre is now based in Kampala. He is URN's main politics correspondent. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.