BREAKING: Police Re-Arrest Makerere Student Over Anti-M7 Book


viagra geneva;”>10:30am: Ibra Bagaya is officially arrested at Wadegeya Police Station where had gone to renew his bond.

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According to Makerere Councillor Bernard Luyiga, plans are underway to transfer the student to Kampala Central Police Station for official charging.

8:30am: Kampala Police on Easter sheepishly fell into the opposition trap by arresting an unknown author of a controversial anti-Museveni book.

Makerere student Ibra Bagaya was picked from the campus premises by security agents at 6pm on Sunday and chauffered to Wandegeya Police Station before being transferred to a security unit in Nakasero where he was interrogated by counter intelligence operatives.

Bagaya co-authored a book “Is It The Fundamental Change? Unveiling The Hidden truth” with fellow Makerere student Doreen Nyanjura.

The controversial book tries to juxtapose Museveni’s speeches after capturing power in which he promised a “fundamental change” and the realities on the ground such as deeply entrenched corruption, nepotism, sectarianism and poor public service delivery.

According to the authors, the phenomenon of dictatorship in Uganda cries out extensive investigation in order to come up with a strategy and tactics to ensure political activism, social and economic development.

The arrest of the student could make the book more popular thus defeating security’s logic that intimidating Bagaya could hinder the launch due April 11 at Constitutional Square in Kampala.

The same happened when security impounded Col. Kizza Besigye’s sister Olive Kobusingye’s book “The Correct Line?”

Bagaya says security operatives warned him against pressing on with the launch unless he is ready to shed blood.

“They told me the book launch can’t go on at Constitutional Square unless I want bloodshed. They later took my statement, photographed me and gave me police bond at about 11pm which I had refused but they insisted I take it because of too much pressure from some Makerere students and other activists,” says Bagaya.

A group of opposition-leaning Makerere students had planned to storm Wandegeya police station if Bagaya was not released.

The FDC diehard, who was rigged out this year’s party Guild election primaries, is expected at Wandegeya police today morning for further questioning on inciting violence and defamation.

“There is no turning back, come rain, come shine, we must take over Constitutional Square on April 4 2012 as we celebrate one year of A4C and chase the dictator. No turning back whether we are arrested, intimidated, tortured or even killed,” charged Bagaya.

Contacted, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi said he was not aware of any communication in regard to the launch of the book at the city Square.

“I am not informed about any such activity. No one has communicated to us about the launch of that book,” Ssenkumbi told news desk.

However, Bagaya told press on Friday that he had sent official notification to police.

Nevertheless, IGP Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura has in the past banned all political assemblies at the City Square, arguing they interfere with traffic and business in the city centre.

Bagaya says each University in Uganda will be represented by 200 students during the planned launch that has sent shivers down the spines of security chiefs.


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