“Retired Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye has hit out at President Yoweri Museveni for incarcerating him in Moroto Prison on grounds of treason after the 2016 general elections. Besigye said that it would have been President Museveni to be charged of treason because he has betrayed Ugandans. The Opposition leader also drew a comparison of former Ugandan presidents claiming that even IDD Amin who never had an education still stands out with his contribution to national development” (NBS TV Uganda, 2016)
“As always, no one informed me why I was arrested & no document was given to me on release. I’d hung onto this form- leaving property behind” – Dr. Kizza Besigye
Here is photoes of how he arrived home:
“Police van just brought me back from Naggalama Police cells to the police camp that our home has become! Waiting to take me back next time” – Dr. Kizza Besigye
My 2 Cents:
The Power of Impunity, Ladies and Gentlemen! Not giving a crap of decency or legality of their actions as they just pick-up the man straight from home, not caring about charges or sentencing. Detaining him because he exists. NRM and Uganda Police Force can be proud of their level impunity! Peace.
“Shock at the kasangati court as a police officer testifying against Dr. Kiiza Besigye fails to corroborate his earlier testimony with the recorded video he produced in court to pin Dr. Kiiza Besigye on his defiance case. The officer’s evidence a video detailing incidents said to describe Besigye’s disobedience came under tight objection after it contradicted with the police statement he recorded earlier implying the video may have been edited” (NBS TV Uganda, 2016)
“FDC’S Dr. Kizza Besigye has given President Yoweri Museveni an immediate ultimatum to consent to have an independent audit kick off or he forms his own government with statehouse in Kisangani. Dr. Kiiza Besigye is one of the aggrieved presidential candidates who are challenging the legitimacy of President Yoweri Museveni as the president elect and has now resorted to a defiance campaign to win the presidency” (NBS TV Uganda, 2016).
It is continuation of the Dr. Kizza Besigye’s siege and house-arrest in Kasangati, Wakiso district. The Police have held him under house arrest since right before the Election Day on the 18th February 2016.
Today the petition to Kasangati Court in Kasangati Trading Centre to free Besigye; early in the morning the judge of the court where they said the Defence had to file it in before 4pm today. The Court said they needed more time to respond to the filed petition to the court. The respondents in this case Police needed more time to respond. So the court is adjured to tomorrow.
From the FDC themselves:
“Mr. Daudi Mpanga, lawyer for Dr. Kizza Besigye informing press that Dr. Besigye’s case is now fixed for hearing, this Friday at Magistrate Court, Kasangati. The case was adjourned to Friday 18th March, 2016 to give the State more time to prepare its response” (FDC, 17.03.2016).
As this happen there has arrived more Police and Security guards around his home. There is already three roadblocks and set of police in the area. He is seemingly a great criminal now that he has filed a petition to the court to be released free from his preventative-arrest and get justice, as he went from being a presidential candidate into a house-arrested fellow without charges, which are still at that state to this day.
The Police of the area have used the time to stall a petition against the Presidential Election of 2016, as they have gone aggressively against the FDC. So this is a continuation of that and the result is that the authority continues with the unlawful behavior, as they use the Preventative-Arrest of Besigye and monitoring everybody in the area. So the time is ticking and the unjust behavior as the state keeps him on guard and under siege. The proud state of Uganda Police has drained down to this and President Museveni must be with his cattle smirking. Peace.
“Kasangati is a lucrative area, 60km north of Kampala. The area came to lime light with the migration of the opposition leader Kizza Besigye to the area” (NBS TV Uganda, 04.03.2016)
“Remmy Bahati, the second NBS journalist who was arrested while reporting live outside Kizza Besigye’s residence, spoke to the Morning Breeze crew on her experience with the police after her arrest. A traumatic experience but a highlight in her career” (NBS TV Uganda, 02.03.2016).
It is hard to listen to her and hear what she went through in the car. Remmy Bahati and what they did in the car was sad to hear. The issue is also about Press Freedom and that Andrew Felix Kaweesi telling at Kasangati Police Station to not tell the Dr. Kizza Besigye or following what happens around his home there. That says how much they are trying to stop media and the press to be around Dr. Kizza Besigye. She had an appointment to get there, but she was not allowed in. She questioned that Andrew Mwenda could enter yesterday without an appoinment, but not her! The irony! It was DPC Kasangati who ordered the arrest of her yesterday, DPC James Kawalya!
I feel sorry about Remmy Bahati and I am glad she is telling the story of how the Police have harassed her and without charges. This here will always torment the regime that are now. Because the issue of not caring about the journalists or about the justice. Here is the example for inciting fear and unjustifying their actions towards her. This here is just sad that the Government of Uganda and that the Police of Uganda did. Peace.