Crime & Investigation

Police Raid FDC MP Michael Kabaziguruka’s Residence

Kabaziguruka (c) counting votes during the FDC internal elections last year at Namboole Stadium

Security forces have raided the home of Nakawa FDC MP-elect Michael Kabaziguruka, viagra buy Chimp Corps report.

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

It remains unclear whether this is part of a wider strategy to keep top FDC leaders at their residences until President Museveni’s inauguration on Thursday.

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

In an interview with ChimpReports, Kabaziguruka confirmed being told by police not to leave his residence “until further notice.”

“At around 1:00am on Wednesday morning, I heard people banging the gate and moving in my compound. I peeped through the window and noticed they were police officers. They asked us to open the doors to allow them access our house,” recounted Kabaziguruka.

“I chose not to risk opening doors for people I didn’t have an appointment with- moreover at night.  So I slept off – only to be awakened by loud bangs on my door today morning. I realised that Jinja Road Police Commander Edward Eduegu had rung me five times. When I called back, he said I should come out of the house for talks,” added the FDC top shot.

Kabaziguruka’s residence was occupied by Dr Kizza Besigye and Winnie Byanyima before the couple built in Kasangati, Wakiso District.

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

The FDC official at first refused to open the doors until he was forced to by another security team that arrived at the residence in a dark blue van.

Kabaziguruka was informed not to leave the house.

“The DPC said I was part of the FDC team trying to disrupt president Museveni’s Swearing-In ceremony and instructed me not to go beyond the house. I asked for a written document with the directive but they had none,” recalled Kabaziguruka.

“I told them I had an appointment with the Electoral Commission in regard to Paul Mwiru’s election petition. When they consulted their bosses, they said I send the document – that I would not be allowed to leave home.”

In a statement issued Wednesday, FDC said “Dr Besigye will be sworn in as a President that will establish a transitional government of national unity to restore the control of national resources and state institutions to the people of Uganda.”

Security tight

The army and police have since last week been deploying heavily in the capital city to secure the inauguration ceremony and African Heads of State expected to grace the occasion.

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.

Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura has since warned of consequences should opposition supporters take to the streets as encouraged by Dr Besigye.

“We have got information that in the name of demonstrating, FDC have planned to block Entebbe road which we can’t accept because it is an international highway,” said Kayihura.

“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 Kayihura.


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