FDC youth fight, drive police out of Kireka office


During the arrest of FDC spokesperson, Ssemujju Nganda, Thursday morning, police also closed down a party office in Kireka.

The office was scheduled to be commissioned by presidential flag bearer, Kizza Besigye, on his way to Jinja town where he was to hold a rally.

Police, however, moved fast, sealed off the office, proceeded to Bweyogere and arrested Nganda at his home.

The legislator’s wife says her husband was arrested with a journalist from The Observer who was reportedly beaten and his camera broken.

Ssemujju’s wife says her man too was beaten and his suit torn during the arrest.

She followed him at Naggalama police station in Mukono only to be told he “is not here”.

Chaos in Kireka

Meanwhile in Kireka, FDC youth organised themselves and raided their new office which was being occupied by police and other thugs.

The youth, we are told, fought off the police, chased away the thugs occupying the premises and re-opened the office.

“We have regained access to the office,” one of the youth told us on phone.

He said other members were now flocking the premises waiting for the launch to commence.

The youth however says many of his colleagues were badly beaten by Police during the battle.

Unfortunately, Kizza Besigye who was supposed to launch the new office has also been arrested and detained in Naggalama.

Besigye was arrested at his Kasangati home as has he attempted to leave.

RPC Wesley Nganizi who led the operation claims they have information that Besigye was going to Jinja to cause chaos.

Currently, Kakindu stadium where FDC was scheduled to hold a rally is also occupied by police.

Earlier other FDC members who tried to access Besigye’s home were also arrested.

FDC has summoned all activists for an emergency meeting that will discuss the arrests of their members and find a way forward.

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