Activist Norman arrested over state house pigs


Jobless Brotherhood coordinator, Norman Tumuhimbise, has been arrested.

Norman was picked from his home by police on Tuesday over allegations that he was part of the group that dropped yellow pigs at state house Nakasero.

On Monday, unknown people dropped two pigs dressed in yellow T-shirts at the entrance of state House in Kampala.

CCTV journalist, Abubaker Muwonge, and Red Pepper’s Otucu Francis, were arrested for capturing the story. They were later released on bond.

Later in the day, Norman wrote on his Facebook: “To those of us who missed the statement on the pig at state house Nakasero as the brutal Museveni military men harassed the media reporters where three were arrested of whom one is the CCTV Uganda correspondent. This statement was not fully covered as tension and beatings were at their peak.”

The statement could have implicated him as having claimed responsibility for dropping the pigs.

Lawyer and activist, Andrew Karamagi, told Insider that police picked Norman at his home at around 11:30am Tuesday morning.

He was taken to Central Police Station and detained.

Karamagi said he couldn’t go to secure his release because police was also stationed at his home.

Last year, Norman was kidnapped after yellow pigs were dropped at the parliament of Uganda.

Days later, he was dumped near his home in Kasubi at around 5am in the morning.

Norman was later evicted from his house allegedly on state orders.

He alleged that his landlord was paid Shs10m to throw him out.

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