The Kasangati State House or “Benghazi” well known as the compound and farm of Dr. Kizza Besigye that has been under siege by the Police since before the polling day in February 2016. The Place in Wakiso that has been continuously in the news as the Forum for Democratic Change Presidential Candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye has been in the court-rooms ever since.
The National Resistance Movement under leadership of President Yoweri Museveni and IGP Kale Kayihura has ordered the home to be besieged and house-arrest him as the problematic opposition figure creates havoc every-time he steps outside his home.
They have trespassed for a long time, as the charges against him as been passing along with time. While the courts hasn’t come close to produce a case worth reading or filing affidavits that are spicy enough to cross-sections the laws that Besigye supposed to breach. These forged cases have given reasons for the Police Force to stay and besiege his home.
So the Police Force is not following the Constitution of the Republic. As they are now defying the Court orders. The Police Force that has together with the Chief Justice Stephen Kavuma interim order even stated: “An interim order doth issue against the 1st [Forum for Democratic Change] and 2nd [Kizza Besigye] respondents, their agents officials, supporters or any other person acting under their authority from engaging in demonstrations, processions, other public meetings, media campaigns or pronouncements including but not limited to the planned demonstration or procession scheduled for 5th of May 2016 or any other day in furtherance of the defiance campaigning pending hearing and determination of the main application for temporary injunction” (Kavuma, Stephen, 2016).
So the Defiance Campaign shut down the FDC and the Party Organization for nearly two months after the election as they scheduled arranged to confiscate the Headquarters and stopped their activity. There was also detaining the leaders and party members because of the Defiance Campaign.
It’s ironic that the Police Force are now resisting the authority of the Kasangati Magistrate Court order of the 24th November 2016 that indicated the house arrest of Besigye as unconstitutional. Therefore the Police Force is now in defiance of the law they are to uphold. So the IGP Kayihura who has spoken for a point of time
The first her was an question as the IGP Kayihura during the campaign trial:
“What is your reaction to FDC presidential Kizza Besigye’s campaign of defiance?
The Electoral Commission (EC) has issued a statement condemning that position. You cannot eat your cake and have it. On the one hand, you cannot defy the law and then you want to take advantage of the law. The assumption is that you have conceded to the Constitution of the country and put yourself under the body of laws that govern the country. When you simultaneously say you defy the law, that is untenable. If he keeps on making statements of defiance, I believe EC will have to act and they will ask us for support” (Election.co.ug – ‘Interview: Kayihura talks about Ntungamo, Gulu clashes’ 02.01.2016 Link: http://www.elections.co.ug/new-vision/election/1413945/interview-kayihura-talks-about-ntungamo-gulu-clashes#sthash.HfjjCBOu.dpuf ).
IGP Kayihura himself said in January 2016 to the press: “On the one hand, you cannot defy the law and then you want to take advantage of the law”. He himself apparently does that without any precaution or care, as he defies the constitution to monitor and control the problem of the Museveni; Besigye who doesn’t go silently away into dust.
That Kayihura has proven defiance himself when he didn’t show up in court as he was scheduled to appear to answer for the police brutality. This is ironic as he upholds the law, but defies it himself. Besigye has to follow the law, but his police can defy and be in defiance of the constitution and the law as they please. That is impunity and is nonsense.
The Resistance Movement has a Security Organization that defies the laws created by them. They do not respect the laws, the constitution or justice. The rule of law is now defined by the Police who resist and defy the penal codes and others laws that set the standard for rule of law. So the value of the liberty and justice system has only a value if it is equal for all. Right now the levels of defiance and resistance are now in the hands of the Police.
Not the people defying the draconian laws or unjust behaviour of the state that are continuing to strain the public as the grievances for the unjust acts of the Police Force. They are now not the ones that is the keepers of the law in Uganda.
When a Police Commander and such are defying the principals of the state, the justice and the laws that they are in-charge of, when they doesn’t consider ruling and verdicts in court. Than the laws are a wasteland and a free-for-all. The Police can then take the laws into their own hands instead of following the codes.
That is what they are doing. The Police defying the court order in Kasangati prove what sort of state Uganda now is in. And it is not beautiful, it’s dark and the tides for change have to come. Because the Resistance Movement has Defiance Police Force now. Long live the IRONY! Peace.