BREAKING: Besigye, Lukwago Appear In Court Today

page geneva;”>Besigye and Lukwago were arrested early this week from Ben Kiwanuka Street in downtown Kampala and Wakaliga respectively and detained at Jinja road and Kira police stations.

visit this sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%; text-align: justify;”>This followed an intended rally to be addressed by the Lord Mayor at Blue primary school Nakivubo against police regulations against unauthorised gatherings.

Police used teargas to disperse crowds, with Besigye’s supporters hurling stones at anti-riot personnel before they towed his car to the Central Police Station.

The Lord Mayor on the other hand was picked from the comfort of his house and whisked off to Nagalama in Mukono to surpass the intended rally.

Opposition leaders have since Monday given police sleepless nights as they protest plans to impeach Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.

The Mayor was found liable of abuse of office, misconduct and incompetence by the KCCA Tribunal.

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.

Last year, Dr Besigye and Mayor Lukwago were summoned at Buganda road court by Grade One Magistrate Araali Muhiirwa, to answer charges of inciting violence that rocked Kisekka market paralysing activities in the city.

Besigye and Lukwago at Buganda road court last year

Besigye was jointly charged with 14 others including his driver, Fred Kato and one of his aides Sam Mugumya for inciting people of Kisekka Market who were preparing to welcome Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, who was going to greet his voters in the market.

This is the very day that the police allegedly manhandled Lord Mayor Lukwago and forcefully brought him before the tribunal that was investigating his alleged incompetence and abuse of office.

Today, the two will re-appear in the same court to answer the same charges.

The Police Spokesperson, Judith Nabakooba has confirmed that their file has already been handed over and the two will appear in court without fail.

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