Breaking: Police Cordon Off Besigye’s Home

find geneva; font-size: small;”>Deputy Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango confirmed the deployment, saying “We have information that Dr Besigye intends to cause chaos in Kampala town.”

Asked whether Dr Besigye had been put under “preventive” house arrest, Onyango responded: “Not really. We are maintaining security around his hoe as we review the situation as the day goes along.”

Chimpreports understands hundreds of anti-riot police personnel have been stationed along the Mulago-Kasangati road to block Besigye and his supporters from storming Kampala.

It remains unclear if Besigye had intentions of holding a public rally in the city today.

FDC publicist Wafula Oguttu could not be reached for comment while publicity committee member Francis Mwijukye was yet to respond to our message.


The siege at Besigye’s home comes high on the heels of last week’s violent clashes between supporters of the opposition strongman and Mayor Erias Lukwago in downtown Kampala.

Several people were shot in the fracas.

Besigye’s supporters have in the past fought deadly battles with security forces on Kampala streets.

Opposition accuses government of failure to fight corruption which has negatively impacted on service delivery especially in the health and education sectors; rising cost of living and abuse of human rights.

But President Yoweri Museveni says opposition’s violent protests have slowed down economic growth through disruption of businesses and scaring away tourists.

He also maintains Besigye and other opposition leaders are hell bent on using violence as a springboard to topple his government.

Kampala Metropolitan Police commander, Andrew Kaweesi, last week warned: “We shall not allow anyone to cause chaos here in Kampala. We have enough teargas and machinery to crack down on all forms of subversion.”

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