Muntu clashes with police in Kabale


Mugisha Muntu (C) and Leader of Opposition in parliament Wafula Oguttu (R) tried to negotiate with the police. (Photo by New Vision)

Police has barred General Mugisha Muntu, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party president from visiting Kabale regional referral hospital.

Muntu attempted to access Kabale regional referral hospital this morning in the company of Lydia Turyahumura, the Kabale District FDC chairperson and Mayor Dr. Pius Ruhemurana but was blocked by officers from the Field Force Unit.

Police continues to guard Kabale regional referral hospital to protect workers after people armed with pangas threatened to break in and kill a nurse accused of neglecting a patient who later died.

On Saturday unknown people wanted to attack Emily Arinda, a midwife accused of neglecting the late Florence Twijukye, an incident that spark a riot in the town.

Thus, Augustine Nakitari, the acting Kabale District Police Commander told the former army commander (Muntu) that he was under instructions not to allow him into the hospital.

According to Nakitari, despite the fact that Kabale District FDC party leadership wrote to the hospital management about Muntu’s planned visit at the facility, the request was not honoured.

Muntu, known for preaching caution and non-activism, played it simple and let things be.

The FDC President is currently traversing the country seeking for support to run as party flag bearer against Kizza Besigye.

While addressing party delegates from Tooro sub-region in Kamwenge Town Council on Saturday, Muntu warned against protests saying they were not the best way to capture political power.

“Activism cannot help a party when its structures are weak,” he is quoted as saying.

He said his main strategy to defeat President Museveni is to build a strong and unified party.


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