Court Hears Besigye's House Arrest Application Today

Kenyan media said the blast had been at a bus stop, symptoms and that people had been injured. Nation In Grief:

Earlier on Monday a grenade exploded in a Nairobi bar, website wounding 13 people, two days after the U.S. embassy in Kenya warned that an attack was imminent as the east African nation fights Islamist militants in neighbouring Somalia.

Kenyan Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere said there was no firm evidence yet to link the bar attack to Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab rebels. Senior officials from the group declined to comment.


drugs ‘sans-serif’; font-size: small;”>Col. Besigye’s lawyer David Mpanga says it’s illegal for police to place his client under house arrest basing on colonial laws.

‘sans-serif’; font-size: small;”>Mpanga has separately lodged in an application at the Constitutional Court to determine the legality of arresting his client under what police has termed as ‘preventive arrest’ basing on Section 26 of the Criminal procedure Code Act, order 1950.

The opposition leader has been under guard at his Kasangati residence since last Tuesday, with police insisting his release will incite people to wreak havoc in Kampala. The situation deteriorated yesterday with Kampala Deputy Metropolitan Police Commander Sam Omala saying visitors to Besigye were no longer allowed!

Several lawyers insist the detention of Besigye is illegal and a violation of human rights.

Police yesterday dispersed a group of students from Makerere University who staged a protest at Besigye’s home, seeking his release.

They carried playcards with inscriptions: ‘Wlaking is not treason,’ ‘Free Besigye Now’ before engaging police in running battles at Besigye farm.


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