have been withdrawn from the home of Dr. Kizza Besigye.
Dr. Besigye was placed under house arrest on Friday after attempting to mobilize Ugandans
to protest the high cost of living.
Wednesday, the police which had barricaded the road leading to Besigye's
home were withdrawn together with the trucks that had blocked the entrance
to and out of the politicians’ residence.
Besigye's vehicle that had been impounded on the day of his arrest and
parked at Kasangati Police Station was driven to his home.
On Tuesday, officials from the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC, led by
Crispin Kugiza Kaheru, visited Besigye to assess his condition following his
According to Kaheru, they discussed the matter with security personnel, who promised
to vacate his home on Wednesday.
Despite withdrawing from Besigye’s home, the police have deployed heavily in Kasangati
Fredric Namakajo, the legal advisor for the Justice Forum and People's Front for Transition, says that they will renew their protests
against the high commodity prices. He says that it is their constitutional
mandate to hold those in government accountable and demonstrate their
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on Tuesday said that he met members of his pressure group and they resolved to
intensify and widen the campaign.
wakeup call should be spread quickly to all parts of the country. It's not
a partisan call but one to all oppressed people affected by failure to thrive
crisis,” he noted.
and his pressure group believe that their drive will awaken the citizens and protest
the government’s failure to act on high commodity prices.
Dr. Besigye suggested that government should reclaim the funds swindled by
corrupt officials so that they can be used to enhance the salaries of civil servants
and give relief to schools, among others.
start of the year, prices of essential household commodities have been soaring
with many people struggling to make
ends meet. Although several people have been calling the government to make some
intervention their calls are falling on deaf ears.
Government officials have attributed the increase in prices to the long-term
effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the raging war in Ukraine.