More Deployment Around Besigye's Kasangati Home

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His wife Winnie Byanyima told Uganda Radio Network that a number of uniformed and non-uniformed officers have been deployed around the home. She says police has also intensified both foot and motorized patrols in the area.

Security has increased deployment at former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye's home in Kasangati since his arrest over a week ago.  Besigye is currently on remand in Luzira prison.

His wife Winnie Byanyima told Uganda Radio Network that a number of uniformed and non-uniformed officers have been deployed around the home. She says police has also intensified both foot and motorized patrols in the area.

Dr Kizza Besigye former FDC presidential candidate was arrested last week, Wednesday, and whisked to Moroto after making a surprise appearance in Kampala's central business district. While there, he was charged with treason and remanded to Moroto government prison. He was later transferred to Luzira prison.

Byanyima called for an explanation on the augmented deployment even during Dr Kizza Besigye's absence. She says the entire community in Kasangati now leaves in fear.
 
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But Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango says the deployment is normal. He adds that the deployment is not targeted at Besigye but the general safety of the area.
 

 

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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.

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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.