Police pours more officers at Besigye home


Police manning the road to Besigye’s home

Winnie Byanyima, wife to opposition leader Kizza Besigye, says police has deployed more officers to their home in Kasangati Wakiso district.

Security has been at the former presidential candidate’s home ever since he announced plans to take oath as president.

When he appeared in Kampala last week and took oath, police doubled its efforts to monitor Besigye’s home.

About 20 officers were also arrested for letting Besigye escape from his home.

Winnie Uganda Radio Network that a number of uniformed and non-uniformed officers have been deployed around the home.

She says police has also intensified both foot and motorised patrols in the area.

Winnie who on Thursday visited Besigye in Luzira prison, says she has now got permission from the Prison Commissioner to regularly speak to Besigye on phone when she returns to work.

“A stream of visitors continue to flock into Luzira to strengthen him,” she said.

Yesterday, Kampala Lord Mayor Lukwago, FDC spokesperson MP Semujju Nganda and FDC party president Mugisha Muntu have all visited him.

Also yesterday, Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) condemned the use of excessive force by security agencies during the arrest of Besigye in Kampala.

He was later flown to Moroto, in Karamoja sub region where he was first charged with treason.

According to Uganda Human Rights Commission chairperson, Medi Kaggwa, there was no justification for the use of excessive force by security agencies.

Kaggwa also accused government for failing to honour its commitments to international treaties that provide for respect of the rights and freedoms of its citizens.

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