Police officers have deployed at the home since Besigyes arrival in the country on Monday, after a one month trip to Europe and United States of America. Although there is minimal deployment today on the road leading to Besigyes residence, visitors are subjecting to some checks and scrutiny.
Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye says that President Yoweri Museveni now feels so insecure because he does not have the peoples mandate to hold power. The insecurity, Besigye adds, drives Museveni into clinging onto power regardless of the cost.
The first state witness Brain Mark Omito, a Police Officer attached to the evidence gathering unit presented before court a video footage showing Besigyes motorcade from Kalerwe to Mulago as proof that the crowd that followed him could jeopardize business in Kampala if he had not been stopped.
Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police spokesperson, says they will maintain deployment at various locations including the city center for the next four weeks as instructed in the court order. According to Namaye, they will not allow any unlawful activities to take place within the city center before president Yoweri Museveni is sworn in.
Addressing the media at a joint press conference in Ntinda today, the coalition of opposition parties contends that the arrests are proof that President Museveni is using security organs to block any opposition against his aspirations to stay in power.
The evidence clearly shows that the stalemate at Mulago round about as a result of Dr. Besigye refusing to follow the traffic guidance given to him by SCP Grace Turyagumanawe which was to use Yusuf Lule road instead of going through Wandegeya. Instead he locked himself up in the car and refused to leave the road thereby seriously obstructing traffic. The police have wide powers to arrest without warrant in the circumstances in which they under act S 23 of the Police act S 24 of the same act permits police to arrest in order to prevent causing unlawful obstruction on a highway.
Grade One Magistrate Alaari Muhirwa today dropped the charges on grounds that no single witness had been lined up by the prosecution to testify against the group since the matter was first presented to court, ten months ago.
The Shadow Cabinet led by the leader of Opposition Nandala Mafabi have threatened to petition the International Criminal Court over what they termed as the brutal arrests of opposition leaders and abuse of their rights.
FDC leader Dr Kiiza Besigye has been released from Kiira Road police station where he was taken after his arrest on Wednesday afternoon. Besigye, together with Lukwago were among 16 people who were arrested by police at a rally near St. Balikuddembe market. In the violence that followed the arrest, a police officer was stoned to death by angry rioters.
Nabweru Grade one Magistrates Court has stayed the proceedings against FDC leader Kiiza Besigye, after his lawyer, David Mpanga told court that section 55 of the penal code act contravenes the constitution. Section 55 of the penal code relates to holding an unlawful assembly, which Mpanga argues, is against Article 29 of the constitution, which talks about freedom of association, expression and assembly.