Three supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have so far lost their lives this week.
On Wednesday, an FDC supporter was crushed to death by a moving trailer at Busega roundabout along the Northern Bypass.
According to New Vision, Kimbugwe was in a convoy ahead of FDC presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye’s convoy when a female supporter he was carrying started dancing on the motorcycle.
She suddenly pulled the accelerator forcing the rider to lose control.
He then fell in front of a trailer from Busega heading towards Bweyogerere which flattened his head on the spot.
Meanwhile, two FDC supporters died Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle they were travelling, the FDC Mamba, crushed in Jinja town.
The injured were rushed to Jinja hospital.
Clash with Museveni
Also on Wednesday, Besigye’s supporters, according to Uganda Radio Network, “outcompeted themselves in an attempt to demonstrate their love when President Museveni convoy made its way to Entebbe from Kampala”.
URN says the usually speedy president’s convoy had to slow down in the presence of Besigye.
At around 11:00am, President Museveni’s convoy made its way to Entebbe and as soon as the lead car, with the distinct sirens and orange lights appeared, the crowds knew that he was the one coming.
More supporters dashed to the roadside and upped the energies, tempo and enthusiasm.
When Museveni’s car approached Kajjansi trading centre, Besigye’s supporters scurried to show him whom they preferred to see in the presidential convoy.
Some ululated, some danced, some brandished Besigye’s posters, some drummed, some whistled, some sang, while others jumped and rolled on the road.
They did everything to show the president who they support.
Museveni, donning his now customary NRM yellow shirt and cream hat, sat calmly in his car, looking on, seemingly unbothered by what was going on.
Even his bodyguards simply looked on as the dramatic scenes unfolded.
Similar scenes were repeated at several spots along the road up to Entebbe.
At Abaita Ababiri, as soon as Museveni’s convoy passed, Besigye’s supporters washed a portion of the road, ostensibly to clean it from ‘impurities’ for their candidate, Besigye.
The police, soldiers and crime preventers deployed to keep security stayed a respectable distance, also simply looking on.
Teargas and water cannon vehicles have been stationed at the police station in readiness for any eventualities as a police helicopter hovered in the skies.