Police officers who have been camping at Kizza Besigye’s Kasangati home since 18th February presidential election are yet to leave after Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura yesterday said its time to free the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) icon.
In a statement, Kale said the decision to let Besigye regain his freedom is informed by the Supreme Court ruling on the presidential election petition brings to conclusion the constitutional process relating to the presidential elections.
“Since the matter is now settled, the Police, accordingly, finds this an appropriate time to withdraw the security measures that we were forced to take with respect to Rtd Col Dr Kizza Besigye,” the statement reads.
Adding; “To remind the public, the measures we took were to closely monitor, and regulate his movements, and those that accessed his residence. We, however, must stress that Rtd Col Kizza Besigye is not, and has not been under house arrest.”
However, the police chief order has not been effected as police is still manning Besigye’s home.
Besigye posted photos of the police officers at his home on social media last night.
He noted; “IGP Kayihura once again deceived Ugandans today that I’d been freed. It was fools day anyway!!! I took the pictures here after midnight- on 2nd April 2016. It terrible to have a leader of a police force that breaks the law routinely and willfully; that seems to enjoy telling lies; and that has no regard for the opinion of others!”