FDC’s Kabaziguruka Residence Under Police Siege Again

Cops keep an eye on Kabaziguruka's compound

Security forces have once again raided the home of Nakawa FDC MP Michael Kabaziguruka, this Chimp Corps report.

Kabaziguruka, store who previously faced charges of treason, this also serves as the Deputy Chairperson of the FDC Electoral Commission.

The FDC official said this is part of a wider strategy to keep top FDC leaders at their residences whenever Dr Kizza Besigye is appearing in court.

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Other opposition chiefs who were recently put under what authorities describe as preventive arrest include Wafula Oguttu, Dr Kizza Besigye, Erias Lukwago and Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda.

A cop monitoring Kabaziguruka's neighborhood

A cop monitoring Kabaziguruka’s neighborhood

In an interview with ChimpReports on Friday, Kabaziguruka said he woke up on Wednesday only to find his residence in Luzira, a Kampala suburb, cordoned off by police.

“The police told me they received intelligence that there was a plan to disturb their activities while bringing Dr Besigye to court,” the official revealed.

“They further claimed a plot to disrupt the Uganda Martyrs’ Day celebrations at Namugongo.”

A truck leaves the residence after delivering breakfast on Friday morning

A truck leaves the residence after delivering breakfast on Friday morning

Asked whether he was planning such violent activities, Kabaziguruka responded: “This is of course nonsense.”

Efforts to reach police publicists for comment were fruitless b the time we posted this story.

But the law enforcement body has previously justified the deployment of forces at residences of opposition chiefs as a “preemptive measure” against planned acts of violence.

“Who is Dr Besigye to destabilize the peace of the city and country at large? We can’t allow such a thing to happen because the peace and stability of the country is for us all,” warned police boss Gen Kale Kayihura during a recent press conference.


Police inside Kabaziguruka's residence

Police inside Kabaziguruka’s residence (Photos: Kim Aine/ChimpReports)

This is the second time in less than a month that Kabaziguruka is being put under preventive arrest.

His residence which overlooks Lake Victoria was occupied by Dr Kizza Besigye and Winnie Byanyima before the couple built theirs in Kasangati, Wakiso District.

It’s located along Lake Drive, Luzira – a posh neighborhood occupied by some of the most powerful families in the country.

The opposition has since proceeded with acts of defiance, saying they don’t recognize the outcome of the February 18 presidential elections.

The Supreme Court qualified Museveni’s election, throwing out presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi’s petition challenging the poll outcome.

But Dr Besigye insists he obtained 52 percent of the total vote count.

Kabaziguruka said police are relying on false information to infringe on his civil liberties.

“Why would we disrupt their plans? We don’t have that intention.”

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