By Mubatsi Asinja Habati
The drama between opposition FDC’s President Dr Kizza Besigye and the Uganda police resumed this morning. Barely a week court ruled that Uganda’s opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye has freedom to walk and police abused his rights by confining him in his home not a gazzated police cell, the Uganda police arrested Besigye this morning as he attempted to resume walk-to-work protests. This time the police whisked Besigye to unknown place just to avoid criticism of ignoring the Kasangati magistrate’s court’s ruling.
|Policemen shroud Besigye (in a purple shirt) at his Kasangati home|
Besigye was arrested alongside other protesters notably students from Makerere University, Uganda’s biggest institution of higher learning who were marching to Nakawa court to show solidarity to protesters imprisoned last week on treason charges. Several human rights activists including the Catholic archbishop of Kampala have opposed charging demonstrators with treason. Meanwhile for two weeks Besigye had been held in his home where the police could not allow him move beyond his compound using the British colonial law of Preventive arrest. The colonialists used this law on politically active Ugandans who challenged their repressive rule over Uganda.