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[Insert a bogus charge] Besigye detained again at his home in Kasangati

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Another day, another empty charge, another time Dr. Kizza Besigye detained for no other reason that he is home and breathing. Like the crimes of the Forum for Democratic Charge ever has amounted to anything, because it’s all political and controlled from above. The Police in-charge knows this and uses all kind of spin-control to make it look otherwise, because they think the citizens of the Republic of Uganda is blatantly stupid and ignorant like their leadership.

Therefore as he arrived during the weekend and on Sunday morning the Police Force set their guards at the gates, as they put out metal teeth’s and such to stop cars from entering the compound of the political man. He was taken together with his famous driver Fred Kato, who has charges because of his allegiance to Besigye, but they have all been dropped. Besigye we’re also taken with Christine Behimbisa.

The black “Torture” van picked them up and the Lord Mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago together with Farouk Mugerwa went to Naggalama Police Station and Prison in Mukono, to see if they could get him released from his detention today.

While Ingrid Turinawe, the FDC Mobiliser has been detained on the way to Kasangati and her whereabouts is still unclear as the charges for driving to Kasangati has not been written as a cardinal sin, but we can surely see that information soon coming out of the mouth of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi. I should not know the Name of Police Officers, but I do, because this arrest of FDC people has constantly and with rampant acts. Like the arrest of Doreen Nyanjura who had this Friday closed of the Kasangati for the arrival of Besigye. Because of this insult to the Police, she was detained without charges and we’re bailed out the day after.

So we all know where we are going, the NRM Regime cannot help themselves as they are on a spiral of killing innocent and rule of law to the level of fearless non-sense like this. Where they arrest people for no apparent reason than they exists and without charges, because they apparently at this day and need none. They are okay under the wings of IGP Kale Kayihura and Mzee.

The is the acts compared to Medieval kingdoms with kings who thought they we’re God and had all reason to spread their justice over all men kind or in meagre existence inside their own fiefdom. The pride that the Republic of Uganda is now the same, as it all connects to the power-hungry President who will tarnish his reputation and his legacy over continuation of these acts of impunity. He can bike around and act like road-show to try to overshadow these acts of violence against own citizens, but the truth will conquer that vile attempt of spin-control. Peace.

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Besigye, Lukwago in Kabale court over 2012 offences (Youtube-Clip)

“Former FDC presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye appeared before the Kabale chief magistrates Court to answer charges of malicious damage to property and inciting violence” (NTV Uganda, 2016)

Besigye and Lukwago in a Kabale Debacle; and the Calvary hurries to tow-them and arrest them in the mountains (Updated)

Kabale Blocking Hotel 19.04.2016

As of yesterday the FDC Leader travers from Kasangati to Kabale and even had an unintended procession through Mbarara as a result of driving through the town to get ready for the court and charges given in Kabale Court.

Earlier in the day the Uganda Police Force who have followed the cars of the FDC through the country had gotten orders to stop the FDC convoy from entering the Court at Kabale. The Uganda Police Force had put up road-blocks around the hotel of Dr. Kizza Besigye. So that he could not answer the case together with his counsel of Erias Lukwago.

Kabale 19.04.2016

FDC Prayers in Kabale today!

If this the right case it is the continuation of servings that have been served FDC and A4C activist after the “Walk to Work” in 2012. That the Kabale High Court has given them before and in midst of last year Besigye and Lukwago did not show up in September 2015. This was because the Kabale Municipality said they incited violence in Kabale in 2012.

Here are the statements on what happen on the day and there is more to come.

Besigye Kabala 19.04.2016

Erias Lukwago statement:

“We travelled long hours, and spent a night in Kabale to answer tramped up charges before the chief magistrates court in Kabale, following a warrant of arrest that was issued against us at the instance of the state, only to be informed by a Grade one magistrate that the trial magistrate is on leave. The case has been adjourned to 6th June 2016” (Lukwago, 19.04.2016).

Kizza Besigye statement:

“Our case has been adjourned to 6th June, 2016 and the reason is that the magistrate who was supposed to handle the case is away on leave. As we were on our journey back around Butobere we were cut off and surrounded by 3 Police vehicles plus the notorious Police van UP 4860 that is driven by the goons” (Besigye, 19.04.2016).

Rukungiri 19.04.2016

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“The Police has brought an armoured carrier and now they are fixing the winch to tow us away in the mountains towards Rukungiri” (Besigye, 19.04.2016).

“Our vehicle being pulled by a police truck through Kabale mountains, on a terribly bumpy and slippery murrum Road towards Rukungiri. It’s raining cats and dogs” (Lukwago, 19.04.2016).

19.04 Mountains Besigye

So without charges or any reason have the Ugandan Police taken them by the force and using an Armored Personnel Vehicle. This is the democracy of Uganda at the moment and the fight against the rigged election should continue; as the 10th Parliament is just a fraud as long as the Police can tow-cars with Party-Officials and Opposition leaders with no apparent reason.

Further on the way: 

“Now at Rwamucucu, heading towards Muhanga in Rukiga county” (Lukwago, 19.04.2016).

Mountains Part 2. 19.04.2016

“We are between Rwamucucu and Muhanga in Rukiga, they have stopped in a swamp and they are holding canisters of teargas they want to break into our car and get us out” (Besigye, 19.04.2016).

 Mountains Part 3. 19.04.2016
I think that is enough for now. There will be more to come. Peace.

The Calvary continues their Opposition crack-down

IGP Kale Kayihura Quote

Today there been certain actions done by the Police to go against activists and political affiliated to opposition parties in Uganda. Not that this is news, it as usual as the sun rise every morning. It is modus operandi of the Police at this point.

Fred Kato Bail 2015

Yesterday Dr. Kizza Besigye had to leave his driver in Masaka as he was supposed to go to court in Kampala. He reached the Buganda Road Court. Where there was first detained there and not accepted to leave. That was not until hours after when the FDC officials discussed the matter with the court officals as David Kato presented himself in court. The judges then sat down after the discussion and gave the People’s President Driver bail. And let him go.

Released Fred Kato 29.01.2016

The reports a few hours later that the Court after the discussion with the FDC Officials, decided to counter their bail and cancelled their bail on David Kato. He will now spend the weekend at Luzira Prison.

Well, this wasn’t enough for the NRM-Regime. They continue the persecution of opposition activist as the democratic nation it is?

Allan Kitonsa Saava Detained

In another part of the country the Police continue to detain fellow activist Allan Kitonsa Saava. He is being held at the Kabuli Police Post. The story from well-founded sources is that: “Kitonsa was duped by an OB, who now works as a state agent, for a meeting. He then handed him over. He was 1st taken to Kabalagala police post, and now at Kibuli police post”.

This happens to him after he released this quote to IGP Kale Kayihura online two days ago:
“Violence is initiated by those who oppress, who exploit, who fail to recognize others as persons—not by those who are oppressed, exploited, and unrecognized”.

Seems like this words are so true as he is now detained at the police post in Kibuli. Seems like the questioning of the NRM-Regime is illegal, by the way the Police detain this fellow gentlemen. Also the driver of Dr. Kizza Besigye have been in the spotlight of the Police since 2013 as he is driver of the front-runner in the opposition. Seems, like that is not allowed at this point. To drive Dr. Kizza Besigye, as well as not write online against the IGP Kayihura.  Peace.

Uganda – Dr. Kizza Besigye: Naked Rogue Regime – No more pretence of multiparty system of Rule of Law.

From Col Dr. KIzza Besigye:

NAKED ROGUE REGIME- No more pretence of multiparty system or Rule of Law:

This weekend (Friday and Saturday 28th/29th March 2014), I planned to join the Political Party and Civil Society leaders in Kabale and Kasese to launch the “Call for Free and Fair Elections Now”.

After what happened in Mbale and Soroti last weekend and the Statements that were being made by the “Police” Chiefs in Kampala, Kabale and Kasese during the week, I knew that we would be facing stiff challenges in our tasks.

I suspected that I would be blocked en-route to Kabale; so, I first evaded the 24/7 police surveillance around me and drove to Kabale while my “guards” were vigilantly guarding a house in Kampala, where they expected me to be.

At about 8 pm (Thursday), we passed by two Police Patrol Vehicles about 30 kms to Kabale. Soon, it became clear that they were chasing after us and our driver (Mr. Fred Kato) did the needful to keep ahead of them. As we entered Kabale town, the patrol vehicles were quite close behind us. We drove very first up the hill overlooking the town centre and were able to elude our pursuers.

We had already organised a “hideout” to stay overnight and managed to get there without being noticed. As we settled in to have a much-needed meal, we received the news of our colleagues being evicted by “Police” from a radio talk-show.

FDC President, Maj Gen (rtd) Mugisha Muntu and Bishop (rtd) Zac Niringiye had been invited to radio Voice of Kigezi (VOK) to discuss the electoral reforms we intended to launch and other political issues.

By the time of the talk-show, it was clear that the “Police” was up to no good. Heavily armed policemen had surrounded all the 3 FM stations in Kabale town. I understand that Zac and Muntu had to use creative means to get into the VOK unnoticed.

Twenty minutes into the program, the Kabale District Police Commander (DPC) Bosco Arop stormed into the Station with his forces and ordered the program to close immediately and the visitors to leave at once! The host of the program had no choice but to close the program and to ask their visitors to leave as ordered.

I also learnt that a public lecture that was to be delivered by Bishop Zac Niringiye to students of Kabale University on Thursday 27th March was unceremoniously stopped. The Regional Police Commander (RPC), the DPC, the DISO and a heavily armed police squad had arrived at the University shortly before the lecture was due to start and ordered the Vice Chancellor to call it off.

On the same Thursday, the “Police” ordered the owner of the venue booked for our Friday meeting to cancel the booking. Rev Fr Gaetano Tibanyenda (Parish Priest of Kitanga Catholic Parish) and his organising team quickly secured another venue at a downtown hotel.

Vehicle and foot police patrols were reported all over Kabale municipality throughout Thursday night. To the foot policemen’s anguish, a very heavy downpour of rain started at about 5.30am and continued throughout the morning and early afternoon.

As I settled in my Kabale “hideout”, it was clear that we would not be able to hold our meeting as planned. I did not emerge from my “hideout” until about 2 pm, the time of our planned meeting. I was able to reach the venue, the Hill Top Hotel without being noticed.

Expectedly, “riot policemen” had surrounded the Hotel. A crowd of people who had gathered for the meeting was throwing curses at the policemen. Rev Fr Gaetano and Gen Mugisha Muntu were standing by the entrance of the Hotel.

I waved to the crowd through the sunroof; triggering frenzied police activity around us. The notorious police van that permanently tails me had, apparently arrived early in the morning. It’s goons were on rampage around us; trying to clear the gathered people and to force us to leave. The goons were pepper-spraying into any possible opening to our locked vehicle’s cabin.

Gen Muntu informed me that before we arrived, they had told the people to disperse and return to their chores since the police had blocked our meeting. However, a large crowd was still gathered there and we chose to remain there too.

After a while, a recovery vehicle (breakdown) was brought to tow my vehicle away. That’s when we decided to leave the venue and proceed to my home in Rukungiri, about 115 km north of Kabale. The Police van and two patrol vehicles pursued us.

At Kisiizi, midway between Kabale and Rukungiri, we found a large market, where people cheered us wildly and about 20 boda-bodas followed us hooting and cheering.

Shortly after Kisizi Hospital, the police van overtook us and blocked the road. It’s occupants jumped out with batons and guns and viciously attacked the boda-bodas. Others tried to break into our vehicle. We drove through the bush; bypassing the van and speeding onto Rukungiri. I understand some of the boda-bodas were badly injured and are being treated at Kisizi Hospital.

Shortly after getting to my Rukungiri home, the police van arrived with three patrol vehicles (re-enforced by Rukungiri Police) and policemen were deployed all around the home.

It was at this point that I learnt of the arrest of Gen Mugisha Muntu and Rev Fr Gaetano. They were apparently arrested shortly after we left Kabale. They were briefly detained at Kabale Police Station, and then transferred to Ntungamo Police Station (80 km) North East of Kabale. Later in the evening, they were released without any charge.

While in Rukungiri last night, I was informed by our leaders in Kasese (our next stop after Kabale) that police had succeeded in intimidating the owner of booked venue to cancel the booking. It had become difficult to secure another booking, for the same reason. Our meeting was being postponed for week to reorganise.

In spite of this, “Police” blocked DP President General, Mr Norbert Mao, and other DP leaders (who were already on the way to Kasese), at Katunguru brigde. DPC of Kasese informed them that he had instructions not to allow them beyond that point. He ordered them to return to Kampla.

As all this was going on, the High Court in Kampala was once again giving a ruling re-stating that Ssalongo Elias Lukwago was still the Lord Mayor of Kampala. There had been two other similar ruling on the same issue.
The Judge ordered a stop of the elections the Electoral Commission was purporting to organise to fill the office of Lord Mayor. The Judge castigated the Attorney General and Minister for Kampala for contempt of court. We all know that in spite of all this, Mayor Lukwago will not be entering his office because soldiers to stop him from doing so surround it.

The Museveni/ NRM regime has worked hard over the last 28 years to manufacture covers for their brand of military dictatorship. All covers are now gone. I never cease to be amazed by the similarity of the “NRM revolution” and the revolution of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

In the end, “Animal Farm” was re-named “Manor Farm”; Napolean (the pig), the head of the Animal revolution was wining, dining and playing cards with Mr. Pilkington (man of Foxwood farm). The Animals that carried out the revolution had long been marginalised and terrorised beyond what their original master (Mr. Jones) did.

Peeping through the window, the Animals could no longer see the difference between the Napoleon or the other pigs, and their former masters, the men. I am sure that if all the former dictators were back in State House, dining with Mr. Museveni, we would not tell who was who!

The rogue regime is now as naked as they come. Let’s be under no illusion, we must stand together again and eject all the pigs and the Pilkingtons. This time, we must keep our eyes open and defend the revolution.
WE SHALL OVERCOME!!

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