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PHOTOS: FDC Activists, Police Clash at DRC Embassy in Kampala

Kaija being arrested from the DRC Embassy in Kampala on Tuesday (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Police on Tuesday morning arrested two Forum for Democratic Change officials including the party Deputy Secretary General, buy information pills http://cosmopolitan.taconeras.net/wp-admin/includes/user.php Harold Kaija and Tororo FDC chairperson Moses Owori for storming the DRC embassy along Philip road in Kololo, visit this site http://dailycoffeenews.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-users-list-table.php Kampala.

The opposition party officials including Buhweju MP Francis Mwijukye, Moses Owori, Harold Kaija and Moses Byamugisha stormed the embassy seeking to meet the ambassador and present to him a petition in relation to FDC activist Sam Mugumya and four others who were arrested in 2014.

“We want to meet him over our won citizen of Uganda who has been in detention for the last three years. We want to present a petition over the same issue and get to know his fate,” Francis Mwijukye told journalists.

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FDC activists arrive at the DRC Embassy

FDC activists arrive at the DRC Embassy

The group however was stopped by police from entering the embassy before being asked to explain their motive at the premises.

The FDC officials however sought to meet the ambassador himself and hand him the petition.

Argument Erupts

There was an argument between the opposition politicians and police led by a one Mwesigwa who asked them to vacate the premises because they had not been invited.

Kaija and Mwijukye told the policeman there was no need for an invitation at the embassy which they said was a public office and can be accessed by everyone.

Police officer urges the activists to leave the embassy's premises

Police officer urges the activists to leave the embassy’s premises

In response, the police officer told them that the attack on the embassy was a direct attack on the Democratic Republic of Congo before asking them to vacate the premises.

“Vacate now or you risk arrest,” the police officer warned the FDC party officials.

However, the group insisted prompting police to arrest Kaija and Owori before whisking them away to Jinja road police station.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Area police commander Frank Mwesigwa, the two were arrested for illegal entry to the embassy.

“They tried to illegally enter embassy and we had to arrest them,” Mwesigwa confirmed.

The protesters assure Police the Embassy is a public facility

The protesters assure Police the Embassy is a public facility

Mugumya was in October 2014 arrested by DRC officials on charges related to subversion.

The UPDF spokesperson Col Paddy Ankunda said then Mugumya had been found together with four other people in possession of big sums of dollars and documents linking them to a rebel group in eastern DRC with intentions of overthrowing the Ugandan government.

Mugumya was jailed at Ndolo Military Prison where living conditions are said to be horrible.

In a recent media interview, Mugumya dismissed the charge as false, saying he was fleeing to exile when he was intercepted by Congolese intelligence officials.

It later emerged that Mugumya was listed among 215 suspected members of ADF set for trial in North Kivu.

 

Kaija is arrested by anti-riot police personnel

Kaija is arrested by anti-riot police personnel

Kaija and Owori on a police pick-up truck after their arrest

Kaija and Owori on a police pick-up truck after their arrest

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