HOW IT HAPPENED: Besigye Charged Over Ariong Murder


more about sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;”>11:30am: The opposition leaders face trial.

9:38AM: Teargas rocks Wandegeya to block thousands from following Besigye to Buganda road court. Erias Lukwago’s lawyer Medard Ssegona tells Court that his client was out of the country on official duties.

At exactly 9:23am: Col. Besigye Arrives At Buganda Road Court. It emerges other nine suspects are not in court because no warrant of production was issued.

Security is tightened to alarming levels. All roads leading to Buganda Road Court in Nakasero are blocked.

9:21am: Col. Besigye is a few metres away from Buganda Road Court.

9:16am: At least 2,000 supporters are accompanying Besigye to Court. Besigye’s supporters overwhelm police; Wandegeya-Kampala road re-opened.

8:52am: Besigye now in Wandegeya. Police are visibly shocked by sea of supporters accompanying.

8:48am: Anti-Riot personnel seal off Buganda Road Court where Besigye will face charges of holding an illegal assembly in which Ariong died.

8:44am: Besigye stuck in Kalerwe. Sea of supporters have blocked the road

8:00am Col. Kizza Besigye is being chauffeured to Buganda Road Court in Kampala under tight police security. The convoy is now in Kalerwe.

The opposition leader, alongside Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago, Kampala women MP Nabillah Naggayi, Ingrid Turinawe, and Kawempe Mayor Hajji Munyagwa, face charges of holding an illegal assembly last week in which police officer John Bosco Ariong died.

The opposition chiefs were on Monday summoned to appear at court at 9am.

A sea of supporters is accompanying Besigye. The situation remains calm but tense. Follow events as they unfold on out Twitter and Facebook accounts.


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