Mon. Feb. 15, 2016 will be a day many Ugandans and the world remember.
We all woke up to Dr. Besigye being arrested and then burned the internet and social media with pictures, stories, videos and anything that works on Bichupuli.
The crowds for the planned rally were big. No wonder Dr. Besigye had to get arrested.
There is something about Dr. Besigye that commands a presence.
There is also something about him that attracts the masses. He is one heck of a leader.
What some people did not know was that the gentleman Aaron Baguma was implicated in a murder case in 2015.
Baguma is the Kampala Central Police Station DPC.
Sometimes “good help is just too hard to find”.
Last month, the Director of Public Prosecution ordered Police to produce Baguma in court to answer to charges in connection with the infamous Pine Car Bond murder.
Assistant DPP Betty Khisa told Buganda road court resident state attorney Jonathan Muwanganya that they had sufficient evidence indicating Baguma participated in the murder of businesswoman, Donah Betty Katushabe.
The DPP also directed that Baguma be charged with an alternative charge of Kidnap with intent to murder and should be immediately committed.
The DPC is charged alongside the proprietor of pine car bond, Muhammad Ssebufu, a crime preventer, Paul Tasingika, a Congolese national, Phillip Mirambe, and a one Stephen Lwanga.
Katushabe was murdered by the group for failure to pay Shs9m balance on a car she bought from Pine car bond.
Many are still wondering why police unleashed someone with a court case to effect an arrest when he has not sorted out his own mess yet.
This same policeman was suspended from his position by Kayihura for misconduct.
The overzealous cop had led a brutal attack on a printery at Nasser Road and confiscated FDC manifestos.
On top of illegally seizing FDC campaign materials, the cop also had FDC members, who were overseeing the printing of manifestos, arrested.
Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago is Besigye’s lawyer.
Besigye has a medical degree and army training and has been a minister.
Martha Leah Nangalama
The writer follows Ugandan politics diligently.