Video: Besigye protest rages at Nakawa court


FDC bosses outside court [Photos and video by Sudhir Byaruhanga]

A protest by opposition supporters broke out at Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court on Wednesday after state failed to produce Kizza Besigye.

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] former candidate Kizza Besigye was not brought to Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court today, Wednesday as earlier planned.

According to FDC lawyers, Mike Chibita, the Director of Public Prosecutions wants court taken to Luzira where Besigye can be tried quietly without endangering security of the country.

The mention of his case took place in Besigye’s absence from court.

A protest broke out in court occasioned by boos and chants by his supporters.

FDC secretary for mobilisation Ingrid Turinawe, Makerere councillor Nyanjura Doreen and a one Atuhairwe Nicholas, are in charge of the protest.

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The Magistrate threatened to send all FDC supporters out of court before adjourning the case to 15th June when he will consider the DPP’s request to hear the case in Nakawa Magistrates Court or take court to Luzira.

Journalists and FDC officials were then locked in court with supporters demanding for Besigye to produced without fail.

Besigye’s supporters refused to vacate court claiming they were “all prisoners”.

“Besigye has not been brought to Court. Its foolish games played by Chibita,” FDC party officials said.

“The reason we are saying Chibita is because these people need to take personal responsibility.”

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