Police mocks Mbabazi, Besigye

Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye

Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye

Police Deputy Spokesperson, Polly Namaye, says Dr Kizza Besigye, Mugisha Muntu, Ingrid Turinawe and Wasswa Birigwa were not arrested yesterday.

“Rather, their ‘mobility was inconvenienced’,” Namaye told NBS TV.

Namaye says Police moved in at Najjanankumbi after receiving intelligence that FDC officials were planning to announce own results.

Contrary to the report, Winnie Byanyima, wife to FDC candidate Besigye tweeted that he remained in police custody at Nagalama in Mukono.

Police had claimed they escorted Besigye back to his home in Kasangati.

Deployment at Amama home

The military was also deployed at Amama Mbabazi’s home in Kololo just after Besigye’s arrest.

Asked why the police sealed of Mbabazi’s home, Namaye said it was a security measure.

“All candidates have security.”

She added: “He [Mbabazi] is free to leave his home.”

These incidents earned President Yoweri Museveni a call from the US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

Kerry told Museveni to stop harassing opposition and immediately unblock social media platforms.

The president told Kerry to leave Uganda’s internal matters to him [Museveni] because democracy cannot be used as an excuse for anarchy.

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