There was a reported clash between Forum for Democratic Change Women Brigade and police officers deployed at Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati over the weekend.
Apparently, police allegedly working on orders of IGP Kale Kayihura besieged the official residence of Besigye as he planned to visit western Uganda.
Police had earlier blocked Besigye and he missed a flight to Nairobi.
“Since Kizza Besigye’s return on Friday night, entry and exist to his residence has been unrestricted,” his team said in a statement.
“The brutal fights with Women in Command brigade in the night and Col Besigye’s visitors have all left embarrassed and humiliated, possibly making a strategic decision to withdraw from the illegal siege.”
The last time women brigade clashed with police, FDC secretary for mobilisation Ingrid Turinawe and Makerere LCV councillor Doreen Nyanjura were brutally arrested and reportedly tortured.
Once again, over the weekend, the women engaged police to secure a free pass for Besigye.
On Sunday morning, Besigye left his residence without interruption.
He made a stop at Nyamitanga Cathedral in Mbarara town where he attended Fr. Posiano Bentungura’s requiem mass.
Fr. Betungura died after a long battle with cancer and was buried yesterday at the Catholic cemetery in Nyamitanga.
Later, Besigye traveled to Ibanda town where he attended and officiated at a Thanksgiving rally.
The people of Ibanda invited Besigye to congratulate him for “winning the Presidential elections in February 2016”.