Tension as RDC Arrests Striking Teachers

Police have arrested former FDC president Col Kizza Besigye after a few hours of house containment.

Besigye who was recently nominated to contest for the opposition party’s flag bearer-ship was today slated to commence his rallies to seek support.

Police heavily deployed at his house in Kasangati, try pharmacy through the morning and blocked him from leaving his home.

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Reports have now emerged that Besigye has been arrested as he tried to sneak out of the house to the nearby Kasangati play ground to address his first rally.

We are yet to confirm reports that he was taken Nagalama Police station.

Police publicist Fred Enanga told us he was yet to be briefed on the arrest
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, generic blocking the two leaders from heading out.

While speaking from his home confinement, viagra 60mg Col Besigye told reporters he was supposed to appear before the Parliamentary legal affairs committee this morning, 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.
Tension is piling in the south western Kabale district between teachers and the district leaders following the arrest of one of their own during yesterday’s nationwide sit down strike.

The teachers are protesting government’s refusal to raise their monthly pay by another 10% as promised, ambulance yet government is citing financial constraints.

Moses Kakiza a teacher at Nyeikunama Primary School, in Muhanga Town Council was on Monday arrested by the Kabale deputy RDC Moses Nuwagaba while riding his bicycle to Muhanga trading center a few meters from Nyeikunama primary school

RDC Nuwagaba says that he arrested Kakiza after he found him mobilizing others teachers in the neighboring schools not to go to schools to teach.

He says Kikiza will be taken to court charged for inciting fellow teachers, to run away from their responsibility of teaching the children of the nation.

Teachers lead by Zadok Tumuhimbise the Kabale district UNATU chairperson are now demanding the immediate release of their colleague saying that the RDC has no right to arrest at teacher that is exercising his liberty to demonstrate.

The teachers have vowed to drag the RDC to court if their friend is not released on Tuesday.

Like in most parts of the country, there was no business yesterday as the second academic term opened, as leaners met empty classes, compelling most of them to return home.



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