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Police Blocks Rukungiri Delegation From Visiting Besigye

The 76 people, who left Rukungiri at around midnight, were intercepted this morning at Lutete along Gayaza road, a few meters from Kasangati. The same group had earlier on been intercepted by Police at Kahungu in Ntungamo District but was let to go, shortly after.
28 Mar 2016 12:42
Police have blocked a group of people from Rukungiri district who were on their way to visit Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC presidential candidate at his home in Kasangati, Wakiso district. The 76 people, who left Rukungiri at around midnight, were intercepted this morning at Lutete along Gayaza road, a few meters from Kasangati.

The same group had earlier on been intercepted by Police at Kahungu in Ntungamo District but was let to go, shortly after. One of the travelers, who had carried two goats for Besigye was retained by Police.  Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police spokesperson, denies claims that they have blocked the group from visiting Besigye. "The Regional Police Commander (RPC) and the Divisional Police Commander (DPC) are there right now.

They are trying to agree with the group on how best they can see Besigye but in smaller groups," Namaye told URN on phone. Adding that, “We are also trying to verify who these people are." The group is led by Right Rev Bamushangire, Rt. Reverand Kanyonyi and Reverend Kahangirwe.

Charles Makulu, the Rukungiri Mayor is also part of the group. Besigye has been under police siege for the last 30 days. All those visiting him must go through the police to access his premises. On Saturday, Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police told journalists that the opposition leader wasn't under detention nor was police on his premises. 

However, police has maintained road blocks and deployed several men on the road leading to Besigye's home.