Police in Gayaza have Tuesday morning arrested FDC party national mobiliser Ingrid Turinawe as she moved in a taxi as part of embracing Dr. Kizza Besigye’s new political initiative dubbed ‘Red Ribbon Campaign’.
Turinawe, according to a witness account, was “pulled” out of “a commuter tax she was travelling in”, and “forced into a police van”.
We are yet to identify where she is being currently detained.
Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was also arrested for wearing a red ribbon, which police say “was aimed at mobilizing people to protest.”
Today, Col. Besigye launched what is being termed as the “Red Ribbon Campaign”, which among others seeks to “isolate” the rich elite people that may be supporting the constitutional amendment to rid the presidential age limit.
The campaign, Besigye hopes, will expose the elite who tend “legitimize injustice” behind the curtains.
Under the campaign, which police is apparently trying to curtail, people are being called to park their vehicles on Tuesdays, and travel to work using public transport means.
That way, according to Besigye, the people who have the luxury of vehicles get to identify with the poor people by joining them in public transport vehicles.
Buhweju MP Francis Mwijukye while travelling to work today took the front seat of a city commuter taxi.