“It is no longer a struggle between FDC and NRM.It is now a struggle between God and Satan’, between right and wrong, between justice and injustice. Everybody must decide where to belong” – Wafula Oguttu
“The defiance campaign will go on until the NRM regime collapses. The national demonstrations of May 5th will go on.” Dr Kizza Besigye
Its early morning people are supposed to get their morning tea and go to work. That is not the state of affairs in Kampala. Where many Opposition figures and leaders was going to attend the FDC Prayers at the Najjankumbi Headquarters even as the Interim Orders of 29th April 2016 got into effect and was submitted to the FDC on Monday the 2nd May 2016.
The Uganda Police Force and their Regional Police Commander of Kampala South Geoffrey Kaheebwa who has besieged the FDC Headquarters and taken away the men and woman who wanted to attend the prayers. This would be Dr. Stella Nyanzi, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Sheik Katende and Pastor David Ngabo. Muhammed Ssegirinya of Councillor Elect of Kawempe was called by local Police Officer asked not to go to the Prayers! Fred W. Mutibwa the Eastern of the Desk Officer have also been detained.
“The right to worship is not entrenched in the constitution as being absolute. It is like any other form of right. The FDC weekly prayers are a way of mobilising people to demonstrate and these were last week banned by court,” said Gen Kayihura.
The Police have also detained Ronald Muhinda a radio journalist and Daily Monitors journalist Stephen Kafeero was both detained by them today.
“This defiance campaign is not a Besigye’s Defiance. It is the citizens campaign defying injustice. Kavuma decreed that its criminal to address the media but you are all here and I am addressing you. That is defiance.” – Dr. Kizza Besigye
So the actions that the Police Force is showing today are the blatant and violence of the citizens’ rights to express their freedom, even to simply pray for their country is now a crime. That should shock and awe about the steps that the NRM regime goes to silence their opposition now. Together with the threats of the journalists who are covering it will be detained from IGP Kale Kayihura says it all, how little they care for their own people. That the ones that reporting on the matter and being the watchdogs are told to keep their mouth shut, even on the World Press Freedom Day. The Police Force has really become totally political as the ones taking pictures of Kasangati getting detained. The world should suspend their aid and military support to the NRM regime as they don’t care for their own citizens and for any democratic values as long as the NRM and their Executive rules the country.
The actions of today speaks that level and the little care for rights of their fellow citizens even people showing up at the FDC Headquarters is a crime. Not even saying a word, just showing up at the Forum for Democratic Change Party Offices in Kampala. This is the true wonders of the National Resistance Movement; they went to the bush to be able to oppress their own people instead of being oppressed by Dr. Milton Obote. Long live the irony and the bleak sadness.
President Museveni might say he is stronger and better prepared as the procurement of tear-gas and anti-riots Armoured Personnel Carriers to bring down and smash the opposition. Something he often says with different words and with the same dead tone of short stuttering words. The NRM Regime is now so forced to force themselves on the Public that they have to detain citizens for praying. They are now detaining fellow citizens for praying. How does that feel fellow Christian and wanted –to-be Pastor Museveni? Does that feels like justice as you quote bible-words in your speeches and quotes of true democratic belief. While your actions and the actions of your Police Force are harassment of the opposition. That is just evident in today alone, and it’s not only happen today. It’s been a theme through your whole rule the only difference now is that the International media and world can get the information and you cannot supress it.
So in Uganda you have no right to prayer and the Police can detain you for praying. If it is so, then there are no essential freedoms as the People are told what to do and how to act by the Police State and the NRM Regime. They are now in full lock-down on the Opposition and monitoring all of them. More will be taken in and detained. If Kasangati get sealed off again would not surprise me and if the other leaders would be taken would be natural at this point. IF more members of the FDC is also taken it is Modus Operandi by them. Peace.
“What is the mental state of someone who is called to acquire capacity to defend his or her job and they don’t show up? Those who did not attend must answer,” IGP Kale Kayihura.
On this World Press Freedom Day the Uganda Police Force have reminded the Journalist that it is illegal to cover or covering the Opposition. IT IS A CRIME to write about the Opposition and their demonstrations in Uganda. That is what the Uganda Police Force have told the journalists.
Just as expected the Ugandan Police Force would act out the Interim Order with Impunity and no honour. Today a man named Journalist Ronald Muhinda (Radio One FM 90) took this photo(the first photo); this photo in Kasangati on the first day the Interim Order of last Friday comes into effect as the FDC usually have prayers at their headquarters as a peaceful step to #FreeMyVote. Something the Deputy Justice Stephen Kavuma has seen as a malice attempt to undermine the rule of law, so apparently taking photos in Kasangati is illegal and is now the state of affairs.
“By press time, unspecified number of people including Daily Monitor reporter Stephen Kafeero had been arrested by police at FDC head offices in Najjanankumbi and Kasangati. However, Mr Kafeero was later released” (Daily Monitor, 03.05.2016).
This happens as early this morning as the news of Police Force have in deployed heavy guarded police at the FDC Headquarter of Najjankumbi in Kampala. So they wasted no time to use their force. The operation is under the command of the deputy RPC Kampala South Kaheebwa Geoffrey.
Even Pastor David Ngabo has been detained on the road towards the Najjankumbi to attend prayers. He has honoured his words last week where he said he would have no trouble being detained as a result of fighting the oppression. Also the other parts of Pastor Ngabo pastoral team have been detained. Another man on the road who is detained is also Sheik Katende.
As we see with the journalist photo of Kasangati and with the state of Najjankumbi. There will be more arrests as I expected as the FDC leadership and FDC Youth Members will be picked up the Police Force. Early this morning Councillor Elect of Kawempe, Kampala Muhammad Ssegirinya got the call from DPC Kawempe and was told not to attend the prayers at the FDC Headquarters! Dr. Stella Nyanzi have also been detained on the road towards Najjankumbi to attend the prayers.
Good news from Gulu:
“Gulu municipality citizens are holding prayers at Gulu Woman MP Betty Awol’s office in Tegwana”.
More Pictures from the FDC Headquarters where the Police Force is busy detaining FDC Members today.
There will be to come as the events unfold and as the information on how the Uganda Police Force detain the oppostion who just trying to assemble for prayers as a civil disobidience towards the Government who has stolen their votes in the General Election 2016 and their Presidential election 2016.
Party president General Muntu arrives followed by Pastor Ngabo amidst the police and military siege around the offices.
Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago have been detained and taken away at FDC Headquarters in Najjankumbi and taken into the Black Van that have followed the Ugandan General Election and been the famous car driving Besigye to Naggalama thorugh whole of February 2016.
This here violates all democratic values and proves to what extent President Museveni and IGP Kale Kayihura works to keep themselves in power. Peace.
So this proves there is illegal for a elected chairperson of Kampala to access the state of government facilities in his constituencies. That is just insane and stupid. But the arrogance and ignorance of the NRM Regime cannot be stated as the relics of foolishness towards the Opposition never stops. This here is one case, that it was an “Unlawful Assembly” for walking and taking a peep at the situtation of Mulago Hospital Complex and the Uganda Cancer Institute. That the Politicians are doing something unlawful by showing up at Government facilities proves the vast foolishness of the ruling party and their use of the Police to harrass the Opposition leaders and Opposition members.
An explaination how this should go:
He (Muhammed Ssegirinya) we’re arrested for nothing and detained for nothing, and will now have to answer for nothing. So the adjurned case should amount to nothing. But at the state of affairs it might end in “something” as they have planted a mustard seed of ignorance and a seed of Police State; that ends up with detaining and jailing people for trying to work for the peopel and the ones they represent while paying for do. The payment is going to court and answer for nothing. Also he would not have problem if he was associated or a made-man by the Don of the country, H.E. Museveni. Peace.
We are living in strange days there is a crime trying to understand the situation of where you are elected to be civil representative. A representative of people is supposed to as ignorant as Hon. Ofwono Opondo. Then you are okay in the state of Uganda. As the local Councilor of Kawempe was not allowed to enter the Uganda Cancer Institute at the Mulago Hospital Complex as the Daily Monitor confesses about it today!
The Arrest of Local Councilor of Kawempe:
“Mr Muhammed Ssegirinya (in red tie), the Lord Councillor elect Kawempe III trying to resist police from arresting him today at the gate which is the entrance to the cancer ward in Mulago. Mr Ssegirinya together with others tried to force themselves into the cancer ward where they wanted to have a look at the cancer machine that was bought by the government following the breakage of the old one. Mr Ssegirinya at first wanted to solicit for money from the public so as to purchase a new cancer machine but was told that government had bought one. In the process of entering the hospital, he was arrested by anti-riot police on instructions of Wandegeya police DPC Brian Ampaire” (Daily Monitor, 11.04.2016).
This here is a sorry state, it is the Abim Hospital and the Police Force standing by each hospital where the FDC Campaign Convoy was passing by and where the Amama Mbabazi was around in the country; as they we’re not allowed to the discuss the state of affairs.
The arrest of Muhammed Ssegirinya for trying to look at the situation and get witness reports to bring to council and give memo to fellow politicians about the Cancer Ward at Mulago Hospital Complex, should be brought into question. Why should the Anti-Riot Police intercept him for being around Mulago and what crime is it for a councilman to actually look at the governments facilities to secure funding and see the works of government, which he actually represent. Don Museveni is hand-ons and sends his made-man DPC Amapaire to get rid of opposition who is playing in his playground. Only him as a politician or gangster can arrive there and make sure that he facilitates it.
As there we’re reports earlier this month:
“Early last week, President Museveni quietly visited Mulago on Tuesday and Naguru referral hospitals on Wednesday morning. Unannounced and without his usual large security detail, the president visited the hospitals, talked to shocked patients and caused panic among the health officials whom he found in their customary lazing mode” (Kagingo, Sarah, 04.04.2016).
So the Don, the Kingpin can walk everywhere as he pleases; the ones that are not made or associates can be detained or silenced as his wish. That is because Don Museveni is the ruler, the man and the regent of the NRM Mafia can do as he pleases, while the other ones have to kiss the ring to gain access and ability to represent the people. In Uganda you represent first the Don, then the people. Peace.