The Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura has ordered for the withdrawal of police officers from the home of opposition leader Kizza Besigye.
Besigye has been under house arrest for the last 43 days since the February 18 presidential elections.
Addressing press at the police headquarters in Naguru on Friday, Kayihura said he had instructed Kasangati Police Station Divisional Police Commander to withdraw the officers from Besigye’s Kasangati home.
He said the withdrawal is “an extension of a token of good will”.
Kayihura urged Besigye not to cause problems or disrupt business now that police has showed him goodwill.
Noting that Besigye keeps causing trouble, Kayihura directed the Kasangati DPC to monitor the opposition leader’s movements.
Kayihura says though police is withdrawing deployment from Besigye’s home, government will “keep him under full watch”.
Kayihura says he expects Besigye to return the token of goodwill and denounce his defiance campaign.
“We shall not allow Kizza Besigye to continue violating the law. We shall watch his conduct to ensure people and property aren’t in danger,” Kayihura said.