Dr. Kizza Besigye blocked again from protesting the rising commodity prices…

We shall not relent, we shall only move forward” – Dr Kizza Besigye (19.05.2022).

Dr. Kizza Besigye has once again been blocked by police in Kasangati town, Wakiso district as he tempted to drive to the city center with a megaphone mobilizing people to awaken & join him in the protest against the high cost of living and bad governance. Besigye who is heard chanting 𝑴𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒏𝒂 𝒎𝒖𝒛𝒖𝒌𝒖𝒌𝒆, 𝑻𝒖𝒕𝒂𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒊 𝒚𝒂𝒇𝒇𝒆 says this is not a presidential campaign but rather a campaign for ordinary and marginalized citizens” (97,8 Kazo FM Omushomesa, 19.05.2022).

On the 12 May 2022 he tried to start a “Walk-To-Work” sort of protest from his home where they wanted to walk from Kasangati to the Central Business District in Kampala. Now after 6 days of house-arrest and having his home besieged by the authorities.

On the 19th May 2022 he tries for the second time to demonstrate and protest against the rising commodities. This is the second time in about two weeks where his trying to start and get people connected with it. To not accept the rising prices in silence, but protest the government over it.

That is really saying something and shows how the state is using the Public Order Management Act to stifle, stop and silence all dissent. While we can anticipate a further arrest and new period of pre-emptive arrest for Besigye. That’s because he went out of the gate and returned to the streets. Instead of being on Twitter like the First Son. He went straight to the people.

That’s how Besigye roll and he came to Kasangati town and tried to enter the it with a message. However, the authorities blocked that entry and his not allowed to be active. His supposed to be a retired and chill person in his own compound.

This story is far from over and we should expect more. Besigye is a relentless fellow and a person of integrity. So, he will be on the forefront yet again. He will stay on the frontline and fight for the people, which he has done all these years. Peace.

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