WALK TO WORK LIVE FEED: Besigye Arrested Again

visit this geneva;”>11:30: Anti-riot Police battle FDC Makerere University supporters at Spear Motors junction in Nakawa. Led by Doreen Nyanjura, the students stage a spirited battle with cops.

They hurl stones at them. Cops use batons to quell the bloody street revolt. They were marching on foot from Nakawa court. Several students are injured in the fracas.

11:25: Besigye’s lawyer David Mpanga is at Kasangati Police station. He tells Anne Mugisha that the FDC leader has not been transfered from the secuirty post.

Mpanga adds that the police car that allegedly drove off Besigye was a decoy. There are rumors that Besigye is at Interpol offices in Kololo. We are trying to establish Besigye’s location but most cops are working tooth and nail to goof journalists.

11:05: MP Nandala Mafabi drives to CID headqaurters following information that Besigye is being grilled. Besigye is said to be making a statement there.

09:45: Journalists at the scene attempt to follow the police car in which Besigye was forced into in vain.

Police and other security officers warn journalists of ‘grave consequences’ if they do not stop poking their noses into Besigye arrest saga.

10:44: Treason suspects Sam Mugumya and Francis Mwijukye appear at Nakawa Court. The case is adjourned to November 14. They are remanded again to Luzira prison.

10:30 Col. Kizza Besigye’s whereabouts are still unclear. Conflicting reports indicate his car was last seen in Naguru Barracks. But police sources say he is being grilled at CID headquarters in Kibuli, Kampala.

09:39: Besigye is transfered from Kasangati police station by heavily-guarded police cars. Eye witnesses say the cars were travelling at the speed of light. According to Besigye’s speacial envoy Anne Mugisha, Besigye’s car was chased by the opposition leader’s personal driver Kato but lost track on the way.

09:30am: Security is hugely tightened at Kasangati police. Besigye’s supporters are chased by police.

8:50am: The latest information we have is that Col. Kzza Besigye has been arrrested today morning at 8:00am.

He has been rushed in a police truck to Kasangati police station where he has been detained.

The operation to arrest Besigye was reportedly coordinated by Kampala North Police commander Sam Omara.

Eye witnesses say plain-clothed security officers camped at Besigye’s home for the enitre night.

“When he emerged out of his gate, Besigye was immedeately apprehended by security and anti-riot police,” said an eye witness.

The incident happens harldy a week after court in the same area ruled that Col. Beisgye’s rights were being abused by consistently arresting and detaining him on baseless charges.

Chief Magistrate Kasangati court last Thursday said police should be seen protecting Besigye’s right of freedom of movement and assembly. She further ruled it was illegal to place him under house arrest.

IGP Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura says Besigye and his supporters intend to wreak havoc in Kampala by instigating walk to work political campaign. He says they want to overthrow government.

But Besigye insists he will walk to work until government finds solution for rising cost of living.

In the meantime, remanded treason suspects Francis Mwijukye and Sam Mugumya, all Col. Besigye’s aides, are expected to be arraigned in High Court today for mention of their case. They have since been on remand at Luzira prison. They are expected to secure bail.

We shall keep you posted on this developing story as information becomes available.


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