Besigye Spends Night At CPS


medicine geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Deputy Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango told Chimpreports on Wednesday morning that “by 1:00am, Dr Besigye was still in cells at CPS.”

The opposition firebrand was seized from Ben Kiwanuka Street in downtown Kampala where he was expected to address a gathering.

Police used teargas to disperse crowds, with Besigye’s supporters hurling stones at anti-riot personnel.

A huge teargas truck was used to tow away Besigye’s car to CPS where he was jailed alongside his driver and aides.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Ibin Ssenkumbi, says Besigye was held on charges of inciting violence.

Opposition leaders have since Monday given police sleepless nights as they protest plans to impeach Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. The Mayor was found liable for abuse of office, misconduct and incompetence by the KCCA Tribunal.

It is believed that the election of professional councils on Tuesday was aimed at expediting the process of having Lukwago out of office as soon as possible.

However, government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, said “the sky won’t come down because a funny ‘Lord’ Mayor is down with self-inflicted wounds.”

He added: “Let Mayor Lukwago cry softly, after all even the President can be impeached. His coucillors are trying to impeach him.”

Opondo further accused Lukwago of “being an obstructionist all the time.”

Government faults Lukwago for sabotaging efforts to transform Kampala into a modern city and joining forces with Dr Kizza Besigye to topple government through riots and street battles with security forces.

President Museveni maintains Lukwago must submit to his office an apology for his “mistakes” to be pardoned but the Mayor last week vowed never to “bow down before Museveni.”

He also vowed not to go down without a fight.

Police remains heavily deployed along Kampala streets. Streets battles have in recent days paralysed business and grounded traffic in downtown Kampala.


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