Police Maintains Heavy Deployment At Besigye's Residence Top story

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On Monday, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the FDC party spokesperson said during his visit to both districts, Besigye would hold numerous meetings with party members, open new party offices and attend a fundraising event for one of their colleagues.

Police have maintained heavy deployment at the home of Dr. Kizza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change Presidential Candidate. Police deployed at Besigye's home in Kasangati in Wakiso District on Wednesday night to prevent him from leaving for his planned mobilisation activities in Eastern Uganda.
 
 

Besigye was expected to visit Jinja and Iganga districts today. On Monday, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the FDC party spokesperson said during his visit to both districts, Besigye would hold numerous meetings with party members, open new party offices and attend a fundraising event for one of their colleagues.

 

Police warned to stop Besigye saying the planned activities are illegal. As a result, Police deployed heavily to block Besigye from leaving his home. Despite the heavy police deployment, Besigye vows to continue with his planned activities.
 

 
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Besigye insists that there is no law that prohibits him from doing party work.

 
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In a related development, Police is holding Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the FDC party spokesperson. Ssemujju was picked up from his home in Kirinya, Bweyogerere in Wakiso district. Farida Ssemujju, the wife of the FDC party spokesperson says plan clothed police officers knocked their gate at around 7:45am this morning and they let them in thinking they were visitors.
 
 

She however says they were surprised to see several Police Officers from the Field Force Unit outside their house. According to Farida Ssemujju, six Police Officers entered their home and engaged her husband for about two minutes. He later entered his vehicle and attempted to drive off but they pulled him out and bundled him on a Police truck.
 
 
Ssemujju was picked up together Alfred Ochwo, a photo journalist with the Observer Newspaper. The duo is being held at Naggalama Central Police Station. However, Richard Kavuma, The Observer News Editor says Ochwo was arrested when he tried to take a photograph of the events at Ssemujju's home.
 
 

On Wednesday evening, Police Chief Kale Kayihura also warned journalists saying they are being partisan by giving the opposition coverage, which he says goes against the media laws of the country. 
 

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