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Besigye Arrest: Kampalans Fear for the Worst

Military police patrolling downtown Kampala (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Oxfam International Executive Director Mrs Winnie Karagwa Byanyima is preparing to leave the country back to England, there treat http://chiefmarketer.com/wp-admin/maint/repair.php after giving a significant push to her husband Col Dr Kizza Besigye’s presidential campaign in the central region.

Byanyima on Monday morning met and bade farewell to her 96 year old father Mzee Boniface Byanyima, abortion http://creamiicandy.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce-aelia-currencyswitcher/woocommerce-aelia-currencyswitcher.php with whom they attended last Saturday’s Presidential Candidates Debate at the Kampala Serena.

The former Mbabara Member of Parliament said today that she was leaving “with a heavy heart,” following the arrest and dentition of her husband Col Dr Kizza Besigye in Kampala.

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Besigye was picked in the middle of the city and rushed to Kira Road Police station, from where he was taken to his home in Kasangati amidst violent protests and teargas.

For a better part of Monday afternoon, several shops on different streets of Kampala were forced shut by the heavily deployed anti-riot and Military Police.

In a tweeter interaction with her followers, Byanyima called upon her husband’s FDC, other opposition leaders and government to meet and discuss peace.

(I am) leaving with a heavy heart. Kizza Besigye was arrested, shots and teargas. NRM, FDC, JPAM should urgently meet on key issues,” she tweeted.

“I am still hoping to witness a peaceful, free and fair election in Uganda …“I am concerned but staying hopeful that Uganda will have a peaceful free & fair election”
Kampala city is still recoiling from the Monday afternoon mayhem that followed the brief detention of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Col Dr. Kizza Besigye.

Some traders in the central business district told Chimpreports that in the scuffle that followed Dr Besigye’s arrest along Kampala Road, more about http://centreduplateau.qc.ca/wp-includes/class-wp.php their merchandise was looted while others sustained injuries.

One of them said in the heat of the confrontation as police started pouring on the streets, no rx http://debiontheweb.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/getid3/module.graphic.tiff.php a gang of several dozen men armed with sticks was moving round beating up anyone that crossed them.

The group, symptoms he said carried on with the attacks in full view of police officers. Most affected were people at bus stops some of whom were seriously injured.

One Ahmed a business man along William Street told Chimpreports that today’s events speak volumes of what might be lurking in the coming days.

“We were frightened by what happened today; I am worried that most people might not come to cast their vote due to fear that similar attacks might be unleashed on them.”

Tom Mayinja a taxi driver accused the FDC leader for paralyzing business in the city centre by not adhering to the terms that were set to be followed while conducting campaigns.

However, other people accused the NRM government and Police for always popularizing Besigye by arresting him whenever he steps in Kampala.

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