Besigye Placed Under House Arrest


pharm geneva; font-size: small;”>Heavily armed anti-riot police personnel have sealed off his home from all corners.

there geneva;”>FDC Youth leader Francis Mwijukye has confirmed the incident, accusing government of being paranoid.

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“They (government) are scared of our every move; that’s why they have deployed at Besigye’s home. It seems they are hungry for blood. They are devils,” charged Mwijukye.

The police move comes just hours before the Inter Party Coalition (IPC) addressed the media on what they have termed as a commemoration of the International Day Against Police Brutality.

According to IPC coordinator Kalinge Nyango, there will be a peaceful demonstration by victims of police brutality after the press conference scheduled at 11:00pm.

“Don’t miss the action,” said Kalinge.

Separately, Mwijukye said Besigye, like any other victim of ‘police brutality,’ was expected to address the media before traveling to Kyambogo University to celebrate the victory of FDC candidate Bob Mugabe, the newly elected Guild President.

“I am here at my office welcoming victims of police repression,” he said.

Reports now show that Besigye’s supporters in Kasangati have started gathering around his home thus stoking fears of a possible outbreak of violence.

Kasangati is Besigye’s stronghold where residents have on several occasions engaged security forces in running battles.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi was not readily available for comment.

However, police have in the past accused opposition groups of causing violence and destruction of property during city demonstrations.


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