Besigye Denied Access to His Lawyer

Sam Njuba Kalega, the former Member of Parliament for Kyadondo North, has been denied access to his client Kiiza Besigye, currently under detention at Kasangati police station.

He was arrested this morning shortly after he set off from his house on a “walk to work” protest.

Njuba together with Alice Alaso, the FDC secretary general stormed Kasangati police station this morning demanding to see Besigye. They also demanded to know why their party president is being detained.

Njuba argued that as Besigye’s lawyer, he has a right to see his client. Alice Alaso, on the other hand challenged the legality of holding Besigye.

But David Mukiite, the officer in charge of Kasangati police station, told the two FDC officials, that it is still early for them to talk to Besigye.

Meanwhile, hundreds of the FDC supporters have started streaming in into Kasangati police station. Many say they are not ready to leave the station until Besigye is released.

Security in Kasangati has been stepped up and journalists have also been denied an opportunity to talk to Besigye.

The Walk to work protest, was organized by Action for Change, amid rising fuel and food prices to highlight the plight of Ugandans, who have to walk to work due to fuel price hikes.

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