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Besigye leaves home, Lukwago announces rally

Former FDC Party President Dr Kiiza Besigye has been allowed to leave his home. He is however being escorted by police patrols to and from the city. According to the our reporter, Samuel Ssebuliba, Besigye first spoke to commandant Kampala Metropolitan South, Samuel Omala who allowed him to proceed. Omala however cautioned Besigye to stick to using his car and avoid mobilizing people. Meanwhile, City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago is still grounded at his home in Wakaliga after the police blocked him this morning. According to the Lord Mayor, the officers that are led by Samuel Omala arrived this morning and have since been camped around his home. Addressing the media this afternoon, Lukwago has however vowed to hold a …

Veterans attack Lubigi Swamp again

A group of suspected veterans has stormed the Lubigi water catchment area in Namungoona. Carrying Pangas and hoes, the group began cutting papyrus in the area for takeover. The same group attacked this wetland last year but was forcefully evicted by police after the intervention of NEMA. Lubigi is the largest remaining wetland forest in Kampala City and provides huge benefits to the surrounding communities by reducing the effects of the twice a year floods. This ‘green lung’ shelters at least ten globally threatened species, and is important for the rare and beautiful Grey-crowned Crane, Uganda’s national bird.  

Police deployed at homes of Besigye & Lukwago

The Police is heavily deployed at the home of former FDC leader Dr. Kiiza Besigye and the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. According to the Lord Mayor, the officers that are led by afande Samuel Omala arrived this morning. Lukwago however says he has contacted his colleagues to discuss the way forward. Meanwhile at Besigye’s home, the situation is not any different. The police have however stopped at the road that heads to Besigye’s home. Last week the police was engaged in running battles with supporters of the two opposition leaders after blocking their planned rallies.  

Court summons Besigye

Former FDC leader Dr. Kiiza

Criminal summons have been issued against 9 members of the opposition including former FDC leader Dr. Kiiza Besigye. According to the deputy police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the criminal summons issued by the Buganda Road Court require the group to appear on July 4th. They are to answer to charges of managing an unlawful society. Some of the opposition members include Mathias Mpuuga, Kyapa Karuhanga, Muwanga Kivumbi, Ingrid Turinawe and comedian Paddy Bitama among others. Earlier, the police attempted to block former FDC leader from accessing the IPC offices at Katonga Road. Besigye and several other FDC members had visited the lord mayor Erias Lukkwago at Case Clinic where he was admitted yesterday. This comes just a day after Besigye was …

Another suicide case at Mulago Hospital

Another person has committed suicide at Mulago hospital. The deceased identified as Kenneth Muhumuza jumped to his death from the fourth floor of the hospital. Muhumuza is said to have been battling a heart disease and tuberculosis and had spent a week at Uganda heart institute in Mulago ward 4C where he committed suicide. The deceased’s brother Baguma Muhumuza says the patient tried to commit suicide yesterday but was restrained till this morning when he escaped and jumped off the building. His body has been taken to the hospital mortuary and the hospital authorities are yet to comment on the matter. This is the third person to commit suicide at Mulago hospital in a space of just one week.