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UN Moves to Rescue Besigye; Ssemujju Detained at Kiira

Ssemujju Nganda is behind bars at Kiira Road Police Station

Dr Kizza Besigye has been arrested, ed http://coachesacrosscontinents.org/wp-admin/includes/screen.php Chimp Corps report.

The arrest was executed by RPC Wesley Nganizi at the FDC strongman’s residence in Kasangati, look http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-importer.php Wakiso District on Thursday at 10:38am.

It all started Thursday night with police deploying around Besigye’s home.

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Deputy Police spokesperson Polly Namaye told ChimpReports today that “police have deployed around his house home as a preventive action basing on information that they intended to continue holding unauthorised rallies in Eastern Uganda.”

At around 10:00am, viagra MP Reagan Okumu and Geoffrey Ekanya arrived at Besigye’s home.

They are said to have held brief talks before moving out of the residence with Besigye.

In his speech to the press, Besigye vowed to fight against what he described as the violation of his right of movement.

Besigye said he was yet to get an official briefing from police on why he was under what looked like a house arrest.

“No body from police has told me why they are here since last night,” said a visibly angry Besigye.

“I guess their intention is the usual one – to interfere with my activities of challenging the president,” he added.

Besigye was in company of MP Ekanya and his aides when he was arrested

Besigye was in company of MP Ekanya and his aides when he was arrested

“Police are being used to violate our rights but we won’t allow such to continue. We are proceeding with our programme as had been laid out,” added the FDC 2016 election presidential flag-bearer.

“If they don’t allow we shall see what their plan is. They are all over my home but we will not turn back,” he concluded.

On his part, Okumu humorously said he was happy that police was protecting Besigye before applauding the law enforcement body for the “good service.”

Police used spikes to block roads leading to Besigye's residence

Police used spikes to block roads leading to Besigye’s residence

Arrest

After addressing the media, Besigye jumped into his car before the driver attempted to drive away.

The car was intercepted by RPC Wesley Nganizi who told Besigye that “today we are not allowing you out because we have information you want to cause chaos.”

Nganizi directed Besigye to disembark the car “because you are now under preventive arrest.”

Besigye gently got out of his car before being led into a police truck that drove off to Nagalama Police Station.

While the FDC say they intend to hold rallies to mobilise support for 2016 and select candidates to contest in various elective posts on the party ticket, Police insist they must coordinate with the law enforcement body to conduct peaceful assemblies.

Police maintaining presence outside Besigye's house

Police maintaining presence outside Besigye’s house

We would have no problem with opening of offices but this is mixed up with unlawful public meetings and we advise them to postpone their program and given notice to police early enough as required by law,” said Gen Kale Kayihura on Wednesday night.

He said police are being “demonized and misjudged” for “no good reason;” adding, “Police are not stopping those going about politics but they should do it within the confines of the law.”

Kayihura concluded: “There is no police force in the world that allows lawlessness to thrive.”

 
For the first time in over three decades, purchase http://curioguanabara.com/components/com_k2/models/itemlist.php former Prime Minister and presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi has been arrested, buy Chimp Corps report.

The once second most powerful man in Uganda was apprehended by police at Njeru near Jinja Town as he tried to force his way into Mbale, the heart of Eastern Uganda for consultative meetings.

Police had earlier on declared Mbabazi’s planned meetings as “illegal” since he had not been cleared by his own ruling NRM party.

Chimp Corp Nixon Segawa reports that Mbabazi, who was being chauffeured in a sleek and armoured Land Cruiser brand car, was directed to disembark the vehicle before being taken away in a waiting police truck.

Mbabazi was put under what Police operations Commander Andrew Kaweesi described as “preventive arrest” at Njeru Police Station.

“We gave Mbabazi two options. To either return to Kampala peacefully or we take him back by force. He refused to oblige. So we had to arrest him,” Kaweesi told journalists at the police facility.

“We shall not allow him to go to Mbale whatsoever. He must follow laid down procedures of conducting meetings. He is now under our control and his convoy is being led back to Kampala,” added Kaweesi.

Mbabazi was last year sacked as Prime Minister before being impeached as NRM Secretary General.

President Museveni is said to have lost trust in the leader of the External Wing of five-year NRA guerrilla war struggle after receiving intelligence reports that Mbabazi intended to remove him as president.

As we write this, a dozen of Mbabazi’s supporters in Jinja have expressed their anger at today’s political development, with some saying he should have been left to proceed with his journey.

However, thousands of Museveni’s supporters have poured on Mbale streets, saying they will not allow Mbabazi, whom they described as a ‘traitor’, in the town.
Dr Kizza Besigye has been transferred from Nagalama Police station to Kiira Road Police Station, more about http://daiviet.us/wp-includes/date.php  Chimp Corps report.

This followed threats from Besigye’s supporters to use all means to “rescue” their leader.

Besigye was arrested Thursday morning on the directives of RPC Wesley Nganizi at the FDC strongman’s residence in Kasangati, http://coloradofinearts.org/wp-includes/locale.php Wakiso District.

Nganizi told Besigye he was under preventive arrest because “we have information you want to cause chaos.”

While the FDC say they intend to hold rallies to mobilise support for 2016 and select candidates to contest in various elective posts on the party ticket, http://couponadventures.com/wp-admin/includes/image-edit.php Police insist they must coordinate with the law enforcement body to conduct peaceful and lawful assemblies.

Addressing journalists shortly before being arrested, Besigye said, “Police are being used to violate our rights but we won’t allow such to continue.”

He added: “We are proceeding with our programme as had been laid out” in reference to holding rallies and opening offices along the Jinja Road Highway up to Eastern Uganda.

Deputy Police spokesperson Polly Namaye said they took a “preventive action” basing on information that Besigye and other FDC leaders intended to “continue holding unauthorised rallies.”

In related development, while at Nagalama, United Nations officials met with police officials to secure arrest.

A source says the UN administrators protested Besigye’s arrest as a violation of his right to movement.

In the meantime, MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda who was arrested today morning has been taken to Kiira Road Police Station in Kampala for interrogation.

Police insisted Besigye planned to hold rallies which would disrupt peace along the busy Jinja Highway.

Police chief Gen Kale Kayihura came under fire this week over what opposition and civil rights groups described as highhandedness of the law enforcement officers.

But Kayihura defended police’s intervention: “We would have no problem with opening of offices but this is mixed up with unlawful public meetings and we advise them to postpone their program and given notice to police early enough as required by law.”

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