Police Holds 12 FDC Women League Leaders

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Ibin Senkumbi, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson says no charges have been preferred against the women activists, adding that they are being held at Kampala Central Police station under preventive arrest.

Police has put 12 women activists under the FDC women league under preventive arrest. They were picked up from the FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi on Tuesday afternoon by cops led by James Ruhweza, the DPC Kampala central police station. Some of the suspects are Ingrid Turinawe, the FDC women’s league chairperson, Ann Adeke, the Makerere University President and Doreen Nyanjura, an opposition activist. The opposition activists had convened to draft a petition to present to parliament over the tax increments in the 2013/2014 financial year budget.
 
Ibin Senkumbi, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson says no charges have been preferred against the women activists, adding that they are being held at Kampala Central Police station under preventive arrest.
 
It is not clear why police picked up the female opposition activists.  It is also not clear whether the arrest is connected to the recent threats by For God and My Country-4GC to hold a string of activities to protest the new taxes. So far Kiiza Besigye, the Former FDC president has been arrested twice over the planned protests. Other activists like Erias Lukwago, the Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago have been under police surveillance.