Turinawe Held at Jinja Road Police Station

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In short
Siraje Bakaleke, the Kampala East Metropolitan Regional Police, says Turinawe was picked up for disobeying lawful orders.

Ingrid Turinawe, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC national mobilisation secretary in custody at Jinja road police station. She was intercepted at Spear Motor junction along Jinja road while walking with other FDC supporters from Nakawa Chief Magistrate's court, where the former FDC presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye had just appeared.

Shortly after intercepting Turinawe, police directed her to enter her vehicle and drive away in vain leading to a bitter exchange of words with the officers. She later entered the vehicle but refused to drive away, prompting the officers to call for a tow truck to move it.

She was dragged out of her car, pushed into a waiting police truck and driven to Jinja Road Police station.  Siraje Bakaleke, the Kampala East Metropolitan Regional Police, says Turinawe was picked up for disobeying lawful orders.
 

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Earlier, there was a standoff between journalists and police officers who were arresting Turinawe. Several journalists, including Daily Monitor photographer, Abubaker Lubowa were beaten and pushed by the officers, prompting a bitter exchange.


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Bakaleke says two officers who were pointed out by the journalists for harassing them have been arrested.


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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.