HOW IT HAPPENED: Security Storms Besigye’s Kasangati Residence

The raid occurred at around 10pm, according to FDC Women League boss Ingrid Turinawe.

The security operatives unsuccessfully tried to force their way into the house.

“Right now Dr Besigye is under attack by the army and police. They are trying to force their way into his house. He has sent an SoS to us and the world. The police boss commanding has told us that if he resists they will kill him if need be. We are worried,” said FDC publicist Wafula Oguttu, minutes after the raid.

Besigye also sent messages to newspaper editors, saying, “People in police uniform camped outside my gate and were trying to force their way in. Prepared to defend my home if they come in.”

The security operatives did not reveal their intention of storming Besigye’s house.

However, impeccable sources say they were allegedly searching for weapons believed to be hidden in the house.

The second aim of the search, has been reliably informed, was to confirm Besigye’s presence at Kasangati.

It’s feared he had already beaten a security cordon around his residence and sneaked to Kampala with the view to start protests on Monday.

“Now that we are sure of Besigye’s presence at his home, we shall easily stop him from marching to Kampala,” said a source.

Besigye over the weekend vowed to seize the Constitutional Square on Independence Day, adding he would continue “walk to freedom” protests until government falls.

Following an attack on his house, FDC top shots including Sam Njuba rushed to Kasangati. It was not until after negotiations that security decided to halt the search of the former presidential candidate’s home until today.

FDC have today decided to shift their weekly press conference from the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi to Kasangati where Besigye is expected to address the media.


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