Police blocks Besigye from visiting collapsed building


Police in Kampala has blocked former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Kizza Besigye from visiting the Makerere building that collapsed near Ham Towers killing four people and injuring scores.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, Besigye was only cleared to attend the FDC weekly prayers yesterday at Najjanankumbi.

Police also blocked the four time challenger of president Yoweri Musevebi from visiting victims of the accident currently admitted at Mulago.

Onyango said Besigye’s visit to Mulago would inconvenience other patients there and also disrupt business at the National Referral Hospital.

This comes just a day after it was revelead that Moses Kyeseka, the owner of the collapsed building located along Makerere Hill Road used a plan that had not been approved by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).

The KCCA director of engineering, Andrew Kitaka, told journalists near the rubble of the collapsed building that Mr Kyeseka submitted his plan in 2009 but was never allowed to continue with the construction.

He said that the owner of the building would be investigated and brought to book.

At least four people have been confirmed dead and nine admitted to Mulago Hospital with serious injuries, according to Mr Joseph Mugisha, the Director Fire Rescue team of the Uganda Police.

KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi inspected the site yesterday morning but did not make any remarks. Later, the Kampala Lord Mayor, Mr Eriasa Lukwago, inspected the scene where the rescue team was still digging through the rabble to find survivors.

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