Crime & Investigation

Suspect Escapes Custody with Police Riffle

FDC strongman Dr Kizza Besigye’s convoy, visit comprising some of Uganda’s top opposition politicians, this is on its way to Mandela National stadium where the party’s flag-bearer in the 2016 elections will be nominated as a presidential candidate.

Thousands of supporters have lined the streets of Kampala to have a glimpse of the man who has thrice lost to President Museveni but is determined to give another try.

Holding placards of “Wesige Besigye”, viagra 40mg “Besigye is Our Saviour” and waving tree branches, the supporters sang songs praising Besigye as the nation’s liberator.

Thousands of supporters are accompanying Besigye to Namboole
Thousands of supporters are accompanying Besigye to Namboole

While many had ruled out the possibility of Besigye posing a serious challenge to Museveni, the Rukungiri-born politician has reminded supporters that Nigerian President Buhari emerged victorious on the 4th attempt.

Besigye is expected at the Presidential Nomination Centre at Mandela National Stadium at 11:00am.

However, the mammoth crowds accompanying him could see the opposition ironman arrive late for the nomination ceremony.

FDC supporters in Besigye's convoy
FDC supporters in Besigye’s convoy

Ahead of today’s much—anticipated rally at Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium, Besigye will need to do more to pull bigger crowds than Hon Amama Mbabazi to cement his position as the strongest opposition candidate in the country.

The former Prime Minister managed to pull a sizeable number of supporters from the densely populated downtown part of Kampala but FDC officials say they will pull around 50,000 supporters.


While Mbabazi was accompanied by several DP MPs who mobilised heavily for yesterday’s rally, Besigye seems more prepared to fire up the city.

Besigye passes at Nakawa junction to Namboole
Besigye passes at Nakawa junction to Namboole

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In his convoy to Namboole, Besigye is accompanied by Deputy President FDC, Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo – a close associate of Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi.

Mbabazi is equally followed by former army commander and FDC President Rtd Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu and party chairman Amb Waswa Birigwa.

The party’s Secretary General, Hon Nandala Mafabi, Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Wafula Oguttu and Salaam Musumba are as well behind Besigye.

The FDC Electoral Commission chiefs Dan Mugarura and Michael Kabaziguruka and MP Moses Kasibante are in the convoy taking Besigye for nomination.

Others are MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, ousted Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago, Ken Lukyamuzi, Chapaa Karuhanga, MP Winnie Kizza MP Amuriat Oboi and MP Betty Aol among others.
At least 4 people were yesterday 3rd November arrested at Bwala, view Mpanga in Butambala district, in a foiled robbery where one of them escaped with a gun.

Phillip Mukasa the area police spokesperson says that the suspected thugs attacked the residence of businessman Sulaiman Muddu of Buro in Butambala district, cut through the fence and attempted to steal his Toyota Premio number UAE373A and a motorcycle which were parked in the compound

Police was tipped off by one of the area crime presenters, and in the process of apprehending the criminals, one slipped away with a policeman’s riffle.

Mukasa identified the four suspects as; Abdu Kibuka, Alex Mugisha, Richard Kamugisha and Allan Kamukama.

He adds that they are looking for the other suspect who is still at large and the gun he escaped with.

In a related incidence yesterday, police in Mpigi district arrested Herman Walusimbi with a stolen car, Spacio registration number UAT650Y suspected to have been robbed on gun point at Bugolobi in Kampala.

A gun was recovered and the suspect is currently being held at Mpigi police station as investigations carry one.

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