By Farouk Twesigye and Dickens Okello
Police in Lyantonde along the Kampala-Mbarara road have arrested a number of opposition FDC leaders who were driving to Rukungiri in western Uganda.
The FDC leaders including the party National Chairman Wasswa Biriggwa and Leader of Opposition in Parliament, buy http://cosmoveda.de/wp-admin/includes/taxonomy.php Wafula Oguttu were rounded up in a confrontation that lasted a couple of hours.
Others in police cells include the party spokesperson Hon Semujju Nganda, ask http://completehealthacupuncture.com/wp-content/plugins/google-analyticator/google-api-php-client/src/io/google_cacheparser.php Deputy Secretary General Harold Kaija, what is ed http://darkon.org/wp-admin/includes/continents-cities.php Chief Mobilizer Ingrid Turinawe, and legislators Patrick Amuriat, Paul Mwiru and Geoffrey Ekanya
The group was heading to the western district of Rukungiri for a public meeting they had planned. Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura stopped them yesterday from proceeding with the rally saying that it was in contravention of the public order management law.
Minutes after passing Masaka town, the FDC convoy was involved in an accident that damaged many cars when a police officer allegedly threw a metallic thorn barricade on the way that subsequently punctured the third car, and the rest which were trailing crushed on it.
The group nonetheless continued with the journey towards Mbarara but at Lyantonde, they meet heavy police deployment which ordered them to return to Kampala.
The operation we understand was commanded by the Regional Police Commander Maxwell Ogwang.
As crowds started swelling, police after hours decided to detain the opposition leaders. Our Reporter Farouk Twesigye at the scene says journalists were barred from taking photographs of the scuffle while others had their gadgets confiscated. Several locals who were starting to get rowdy at the scene were also arrested.
“They roughed up, manhandled, brutalized and inhumanly arrested our compatriots who had committed no crime but exercising their political rights,” FDC’s Doreen Nyanjura told us on the phone.
The police deputy spokesman, Polly Namaye however told Chimpreports that the FDC officials were not arrested but picked to make statements concerning the earlier accident since they were occupants of the car.
“They are only taking their statements following the accidents they were involved in early in the morning today. They are cooperating and we see no difficulty.” Ms. Namaye said.
Meanwhile on hearing hearing that the party officials were arrested, hundreds of locals who were awaiting them in Rukungiri erupted into mass street demonstrations.
Unknown assailants this morning trailed and attacked Mokono Municipality MP Hon Betty Nambooze’s Husband, for sale http://cidem.ec/components/com_newsfeeds/views/category/tmpl/default.php robbing him of millions of shillings.
Henry Mukasa Bakileke was reportedly returning from Mukono Centenary Bank from where the robbers tracked him down and took off with all his withdraw.
Hon Nambooze revealed that her husband had just withdrawn money to pay salaries for their staff and funds to clear a number of obligations she had in the Constituency
“I am most grateful to these robbers for sparing his life though, store ” she said.
This, viagra she said came less than a week after an unknown assailant followed her son after night studies and threw him down from the second floor of their school building.
The boy is now nursing an injured neck and broken limb as Namiryango junior boys investigate the matter.