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2 Killed as Gunmen Attack Crane Bank Mbarara



Opposition presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye has said that his arrest and detention by Police on Monday was a calculated move to intimidate the public and discourage them from voting in Thursday’s election.

Speaking to journalists at his home in Kasangati, tadalafil http://colegaac.org/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/inc/theme-options.php the FDC flag-bearer said the policemen who arrested him even failed to explain why he was being held and whether he would be charged.

Besigye narrated that all this started as he made his way through the city heading for the different locations where he was slated to campaign.

The crowd that was following Dr. Besigye

The crowd that was following Dr. Besigye

 

A casuality being helped to leave the scene

A casuality being helped to leave the scene

“They blocked our cars and when we got out walking, rx http://checkhimout.ca/testing/wp-includes/class-wp-http-encoding.php they arrested me,” he started.

“They started teargassing my supporters, bundled me into a police car and then drove me to Jinja Road Police Station. There, I tried to inquire why I was being held but no answer was given,” he said.

Besigye was then driven to his home in Kasangati where he addressed the press. After this, he tactfully sneaked out of his home without the knowledge of the policemen that were guarding it and set out for the city center where he was to address a rally at Makerere University and other locations.

A supporter  hiding from policemen

A supporter hiding from policemen

A empty canister of teargas

A empty canister of teargas

Good samaritans rescuing a casuality

Good samaritans rescuing a casuality

Shoes abandoned by someone who supposedly fled after things became violent

Shoes abandoned by someone who supposedly fled after things became violent

After moving a distance from the visible range of the police guards, the FDC candidate stood through the open roof of his car and started waving at the crowds that had lined the road.

At Kalerwe (a neighboring trading center), policemen on a truck tried to interrupt the procession but they were overwhelmed by the huge crowd that was walking with him (Besigye).

At Wandegeya roundabout several police tracks with dozens of policemen arrived and started firing teargas and bullets to disperse the procession.

Dr. Besigye addressing the media

Dr. Besigye addressing the media

A empty canister of teargas

A empty canister of teargas

These supporters had brought this chicken to hand it to Dr. Besigye as a gift. Their gift was not delivered

These supporters had brought this chicken to hand it to Dr. Besigye as a gift. Their gift was not delivered

A Police truck stationed at Besigye's home in Kasangati

A Police truck stationed at Besigye’s home in Kasangati

The crowd that was following Dr. Besigye

The crowd that was following Dr. Besigye

The crowd that was following Dr. Besigye

The crowd that was following Dr. Besigye

A military police officer on guard at Wandegeya

A military police officer on guard at Wandegeya

Kawempe Mayor, Mubarak Munyagwa escorting Besigye to Kampala

Kawempe Mayor, Mubarak Munyagwa escorting Besigye to Kampala

Supporters showing their love

Supporters showing their love

Police trucks block the procession

Police trucks block the procession

Supporters celebrating as they waited for candidate Besigye

Supporters celebrating as they waited for candidate Besigye

A supporter showing his love

A supporter showing his love

Police officers at the Wandegeya roundabout

Police officers at the Wandegeya roundabout

Several supporters ran away, some hid in the nearby buildings while others were left crying for help after getting several injuries.

By the time of filing this story, the police commandant of the operation was engaging Besigye in a negotiation in which he asked him to either drive back to his home and forget about his rallies or to get arrested at that point.

Besigye seems to have defiantly chosen the latter option as his car was later towed to Wandegeya Police Station.
In the midst of growing concerns of armed robberies and gun murders in Mbarara district, stuff a group of four armed men this morning terrorized the western municipality, capsule http://centthor.com/wp-includes/class-wp-error.php shooting and killing one civilian.

Business was paralyzed around Mbarara town on Monday morning as the armed men raided one of the banking halls and took off with millions of shillings.

According to eyewitnesses, http://comeandcheck.it/wp-content/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/menu/post-menu.php the gang attacked Crane Bank, after trailing one of the city businessmen identified as Prof. Hosia Muhanguzi and made away with his Shs. 110 million.

Hosia owns Hosma Book Shop on Mbaguta Street, which also deals in stationary and printery.

The assailants followed him to the bank and attacked his employee who was carrying the box containing the money.

Placing both of them on gun point, Hosea says the bandits managed to leave with all the money.

As they made their way out, one of the people in the neighborhood who came for rescue was shot by the fleeing men.

Kakoza Tumusime who was working at Kacuma Washing Bay on Mbarara-Kabale road died as he was being rushed to Mbarara Hospital.

Julius Atuhaire an eye witness told Chimpreports the attackers used a Toyota Premio to flee the scene at Andrew’s Kakiika.

However, as they shot in the air to scare off the locals, one of the assailants was overpowered and stoned to death by angry residents. His riffle apparently run out of ammunition.

Police through Monday afternoon deployed heavily around Mbarara town and intensified the hunt for the three robbers.

Mbarara’s OC CID Taban Chiriga said investigations are on to arrest those who escaped. He also confirmed that the riffle of the killed robber had just been stolen from a police officer.

Chiriga appealed to businessmen to always carry sufficient security when moving such huge sums of money.



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