“Military patrols on Entebbe road ahead of the FDC demonstration. They are guarding places like Petrol Stations. Reports by Stephen Kafeero” (Daily Monitor, 05.05.2016).
“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.