“Uganda holds an election this Thursday and President Yoweri Museveni’s 30 years in power is at stake. One major issue is healthcare and whether the President has done enough after opposition leader, Kizza Besigne exposed the condition of the medical system. Catherine Byaruhanga reports.” (BBC News).
Ms Byaruhanga was arrested with BBC cameraman Kelvin Brown, fixer Lawino Sam and driver Mahmoud Ahmed.
Abim Hospital came under national limelight when FDC presidential candidate Kizza Besigye decried its sorry state during a visit that resulted into the suspension of the nurses who showed him around. Days after Besigye’s visit, government announced the start of renovation works on the dilapidated facility (NBS TV Uganda, 2016).
Regional Police Commander Peter Nkulega says Catherine Byaruhanga and Kelvin Brown are not in a cell, but with District Police Commander to make statements.