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Police Block Besigye From Accessing Parliament

Kizza Besigye has been arrested

Drama unfolded yesterday at High court in Kampala during the hearing of the case where Waako Edison is accused of murdering ASP John Michael Ariong in the 2012 protests in the city center.

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High court Judge Jane Alidiviza then to the initiative to advise the accused that it’s not the duty of court to direct the prosecution on which kind of evidence they should bring to court but court has only the duty to evaluate the evidence and pronounce its judgment basing on provided facts.

The judge adjourned the case to 25th May after taking in consideration defense counsel’s request for a short adjournment to be able to brief his client.

Prosecution alleges that ASP Ariong died in March 2012 on the way to Mulago after he was hit by a brick from the top of the building which was under construction on Ben Kiwanuka.
Police have this morning cordoned off the house of former FDC President Col Kizza Besigye in Kasangati and that of Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.

The police officers are said to have arrived at the houses as early as 6 am on Tuesday morning, about it http://cultura-sueca.com.ar/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php blocking the two leaders from heading out.

While speaking from his home confinement, what is ed http://cieboucheabouche.com/components/com_k2/router.php Col Besigye told reporters he was supposed to appear before the Parliamentary legal affairs committee this morning, physician http://cayein.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php on matters concerning the amendments in the electrical laws.

Besigye and opposition leaders are strongly opposed to government’s recently tabled amendments which they insist don’t capture the fundamentals that would guarantee a free and fair 2016 election.

According to the NRM Secretary General Hon Justine Kasule Lumumba and leader of Government business Hon Primer Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, the opposition leaders who are dissatisfied with government’s proposed amendments, have a chance to take their own proposals to the committee for consideration now.

“I was supposed to be part of that team to appear in Parliament this afternoon to talk about the electoral reforms. But I can’t get out of here,” Besigye told reporters.

He said this is part of the wider government ploy, to block the passing a more effective and representative law on elections.

“But we are not going to let this happen. We will keep fighting and we know we are going to overturn it.”

Meanwhile in Kasangati, Police have staged barriers on all roads, checking every vehicle moving out of the township.

None of the police officers was willing to comment on the operation, while police spokespersons were still unreachable by press time.

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