security in Uganda’s capital kampala has been beefed up and many of the connection routes closed ahead of Walk To freedom demonstrations, organised by the opposition leaders.
While many of the businesses in the capital remain closed, the political planners of the demonstration have been barred from leaving their homes.
President of Uganda’s biggest opposition party FDC Col (RtD) Kizza Besigye has also been blocked from leaving his Kasangati home.
“I don’t know why they are not letting me go. I have businesses to attend to. i have asked for an explanation but they are not giving it to me,” Besigye told Red Pepper online.
Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga , who is the brain behind mobilising other politicians has also been blocked from leaving his Mutundwe home, a Kampala suburb.
Interestingly, among politicians that have been blocked include legislator Mohammed Nsereko, Kampala central MP and a member of the ruling party NRM.
” The police patrol vehicle is right on my gate, and i don’t know why. I didn’t even know about these demonstrations!” Nsereko said in a telephone interview with us.
We shall keep you updated as the story unfolds .
Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago and Mathias Mpuuga who were arrested have been released and cautioned by police over their actions.
Their release comes after the former main Opposition leader Kiiza Besigye was rounded off in Kisseka market.
Besigye escaped from police through the boot of his car from his home in Kasangati early this morning. Police looked for him but to no avail only to be told that he was in Kisseka market. Teargas and live bullets are rocking the area. He is currently detained at Central Police Station Kampala.