Panic As Besigye Mysteriously Disappears from Kasangati


diagnosis geneva;”>The tension follows FDC National Executive Committee (NEC) last week’s decision that political protests should continue in and out of Kampala to keep pressure on President Yoweri Museveni’s government.

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Sources in Police have told Chimpreports efforts aimed at tracing Besigye are yet to bear fruit since he is not at his known Kasangati residence.

“We have deployed in downtown Kampala to prevent Besigye from making a surprise rally there,” said a detective who preferred anonymity as he is not authorized to speak to press.

Besigye has in the past penetrated through the police cordon around his home to hold rallies in Kampala.

Police usually respond with teargas to disperse opposition crowds.

FDC spokesman, Wafula Oguttu last week said Besigye’s private visitors are now being restricted from accessing the latter with police introducing a visitors’ book.

Besigye, said Wafula, made the remarks during the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, a Kampala suburb.

“The President has just informed the meeting that the Police besieging his home have now introduced a record book for all those who want to visit him,” said Wafula.

“They will not allow you to move near his home unless you put your particulars in their book,” he added.

Police have since last month maintained significant presence and a cordon around Besigye’s family residence, saying the move is aimed at blocking him from “disrupting peace and security” in Kampala.

He was also blocked from attending the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations at Kololo ceremonial grounds.

Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson Andrew Kaweesi last week said they would “keep around” Besigye’s home to ensure he does “cause commotion in Kampala.”

Besigye has in the past weeks been leading what opposition dubbed “Walk to Freedom” protests in the city thus clashing with security forces.


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