“Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.” – Kwame Nkrumah
Today is a repeat, as yesterday was the obvious elevation of mockery of justice and freedom. Today, is yet another of this in the streets of Kampala and in Uganda. As Members of Parliament, who dissent from the Age-Limit lifting paradigm are behind house arrest. The honorable Francis Mwijukye has his home besieged by the Police. Hon. Mubarak Munywagwa has also been put under house-arrest. As Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago we’re taken from home, latest report on him: “Kampala Lord Mayor Lukwago’s car spotted parked outside Naggalama Police Station where he is currently being detained” (NBS Televison, 21.09.2017).
There been plans of demonstrations going from Makerere to the Parliament. The Military Police has come to guard the area. Certainly it will be students and activist detained, as well as tear-gas. The prospect of peace and free-wild is only in the imagination. KCCA Councilor Doreen Nyanjura has been arrested from Makerere. There been bursting canisters of tear-gas in the halls of Lumumba and Mary Stuart, as the Military Police is besieging the premises. Ingrid Turinawe are also arrested by the Police after demonstrating in the streets.
In other parts of Kampala, the Democratic Party Offices has been sealed off by the Police, therefore, the workers and members of the party is not allowed to leave.
UPDF soldiers has been patrolling Lira town today, by military trucks and pick-ups to gear up the fear the in the town. To settle protest against the age-limit there. There are also demonstrations in Arua. But little knowledge of the outcome
As expected the Police has besieged and blocked the home in Kasangati, Wakiso of Dr. Kizza Besigye, as he is barred from leaving his home. The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Offices has also been sealed off and become besieged by the Police.
Therefore, if you wonder, the political police is all in and about, they are holding the Parliament sealed off to secure the location of the debate. The same police force has put in all people into the Constitutional Square as well. To make sure people cannot walk from there to the Parliament. They are clearly, making all provisions to silence the people and their will to stand up to the Presidency and the NRM.
At City Hall of Kampala, the Police even confiscated 9 T-Shirts that could incite violence. Who knows at this point, it is all political mind-games from the regime. Anything hostile to the lifting is dangerous.
This is just beginning of the day, the Plenary of Parliament hasn’t even started yet. The Oppression and the insane heinous acts of the state is just starting! Peace.