Police Deploys Heavily in Kabale Ahead of 4GC Case

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Enock Ndyomugyenyi, the Deputy Kigezi Region Police Commander, says the deployment is normal.

There is heavy police deployment in Kabale town this morning where former For God and My Country (4GC) activists are expected to appear before court. 

The activists include Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, City Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, Roland Kaginda, Rukungiri Municipality MP, his Kawempe South counterpart, Mubarak Munyagwa and Democratic Party Vice President in Charge of Western Uganda, Imam Makumbi.
They were dragged to court by the state for inciting violence against Police during a public rally at Kabale Municipal stadium on July 14th 2012.  Four police officers were injured in the resultant clashes, which also saw residents vandalise police vehicles registration number UP 1325, UP 3226 and UP 1923.
It all started after police tried to block the activists from holding a procession through Kabale Town. This morning, the activists are expected to appear before Kabale Chief Magistrate Court to allow the state to present three more witnesses.
Police has deployed strategically around Kabale town. Our reporter saw plain clothed and uniformed officers patrolling Kabale town and Kabale District headquarters. The officers have restricted access to Kabale District Headquarters. Those seeking to access the premises are scanned before they are allowed in.
Enock Ndyomugyenyi, the Deputy Kigezi Region Police Commander, says the deployment is normal. Lydia Turyahumura, the Kabale District FDC chairperson, says the 4GC activists are ready to appear before court with the exception of the Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago but didn't divulge details. By the time of filing this story, the activists were yet to arrive at the court premises.


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Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.

Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.

A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.