Crime & Investigation

Police Deny Blocking Besigye from Going to Court

The Police have been accused of blocking opposition figure Dr Kizza Besigye from leaving his home in Kasangati for Kampala High Court where he is facing treason charges.

The former Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate was expected in court at 9:00am today Monday to continue with the hearing of the case.

The trial was adjourned early this month on prosecution’s requests that investigations were still ongoing.

According to the Makerere Councilor, try Doreen Nyanjura, sildenafil police officers who are manning 24 hours surveillance on Besigye’s home, more about stopped the latter immediately his vehicle got out of the gate.

“The police cowards blocked the ‘president’ (Besigye) from heading to court. They (police) refused to remove the tyre cutters barricading the way out of home,” Ms Nyanjura said.

Police speak out 

But speaking to ChimpReports, police denied restricting Besigye’s movements today.

“Our officers didn’t stop but only asked Besigye where he was going and he decided to return to his house,” said deputy police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima.


“It was his choice not to go court.”

Dr Besigye was slapped with treason when he declared himself the elected president and even took “oath” in a video that was uploaded on social media sites mainly YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

The “swearing in” video was released a day prior to President Yoweri Museveni’s swearing in for the 5th term on May 12, 2016.

The opposition figure who emerged second in the official results declared by the Electoral Commission, was immediately arrested and taken by a plane to Moroto district, 450 Km north-east of capital Kampala.

According to intelligence sources, Besigye wanted to create a parallel government hence making security to move fast and take him far away from the administrative seat.

He was later brought back to Kampala after a dramatic appearance before the Moroto Magistrate at 6:00pm.

He was incarcerated in Luzira and only released when the hearing started.

Speaking on today’s incident at Kasangati, Kaweesi said Besigye had plans to use the clash of traders and vendors in Kampala for political capital.

“Yes, he was supposed to go to court but when we told him to go, he said he had changed his mind,” he added.

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