Police Maintains Deployment at Besigye's Home, FDC Headquarters Top story

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Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police spokesperson, says they will maintain deployment at various locations including the city center for the next four weeks as instructed in the court order. According to Namaye, they will not allow any unlawful activities to take place within the city center before president Yoweri Museveni is sworn in.

Police have maintained heavy deployment around the home of Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC presidential candidate in Kasangati and the party headquarters in Najjanakumbi.

The deployment follows an order issued by the Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma in the Constitutional Court on Friday last week banning all activities under the defiance campaign.

Some of the activities banned include the weekly FDC prayers under the free my vote campaign and the planned nationwide demonstrations on Thursday to demand an independent audit of the February 18th presidential election results.

Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police spokesperson, says they will maintain deployment at various locations including the city center for the next four weeks as instructed in the court order.

According to Namaye, they will not allow any unlawful activities to take place within the city center before president Yoweri Museveni is sworn in.

On Tuesday, Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police told a media conference that they will not allow Besigye to leave his home because of his threats to defy everything including the court order. 

However, Besigye says the demonstration will go as planned whether or not he is allowed to leave his home.
 
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At least 27 FDC party supporters and well-wishers were picked up on Tuesday for attempting to attend the weekly prayers at Najjanankumbi. This afternoon, Ibrahim Semujju, the FDC party spokesperson released the list of some of those who were picked up.

1. Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago
2. Pastor David Happy Ngabo
3 .Dr. Stella Nyanzi
4. Mutiibwa Fred
5. Nabakooza Rema
6. Katende Sulaiman
7. Tugumisiriza Junior
8. Kabayira Phiona
9. Kizito Livingstone
10. Muhereza Ronald
11. Tugume Bossa
12. Mpindi Ahmed
13. Ahmed Serujonji
14. Mushebe Simon
15. Wesonga Samuel
16. Asiimwe Victor
17. Dr George Okweri
18. Zziwa Mustafa
19. Akakwatsa Anaclet
20. Buhibwe Joan
21. Mbabazi Jackie
22. Namusabi Harriet
23. Damba Abdul Karim
24. Muhereza Godfrey
25. Bukenya Denis
26. Wante Jamal
27. Pastor Serunjoji Edward

 

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Ronald Batre
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.

Entering the workplace so young attuned Batre to the plight of the youth and those who seek employment. Apart from that, he is interested in reporting about politics, local government, business and the environment. A witness to some of the destructive impact of the Lord's Resistance Army rebellion in northern Uganda, Batre is interested in reporting about peace building efforts too.

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.