Police speaks, feeds Besigye more teargas


Following his arrest, detention and subsequent release, FDC presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, embarked on a second procession to Kampala city.

He gathered massive crowds all the way from his home in Kasangati through Gayaza, Mpererwe and Kalerwe before being intercepted by police in Wandegeya.

Police at Wandegeya joined by military started throwing teargas canisters at Besigye’s supporters.

They supporters retaliated by throw stones at the police.

Addressing press in Kampala, Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said Besigye was not interested in going to Makerere university for his rally.

“He now wants to head to city center again.”

Enanga said Besigye’s supporters have a record of causing unnecessary chaos citing cases in which they robbed an Indian national and stole property on Saturday.

He urged residential candidates to ensure co-operation with the police to ensure businesses are not disrupted.

“We have asked Besigye and his campaign team to coordinate & harmonize his campaign programme.”

Denies arresting him

Enanga further denied arresting Besigye saying he was being escorted by police to Makerere University.

“He is free.”

The police spokesperson claimed that Besigye refused police advice against using the route through the Central Business District.

“We had to act. Prior to campaigns, candidates arrived at a position to preserve heart of the city to allow city business to go on,” Enanga said.

“The fact that his supporters were becoming rowdy would have caused unrest. So we offered to transport him home.”

Meanwhile, Enanga said they would investigate the alleged mishandling of Kampala Woman MP, Nabillah Naggayi during her arrest today.

“If Nabila claims that she was mishandled by our DPC that is something that can be investigated.”


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