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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.

Kisekka market closed, 2 critically injured

Kisekka Market has been closed indefinitely and taken over by military police. The decision follows a meeting between the police and market leadership. According to the market chairman Robert Kisembo, they have agreed to close the market to ensure security and restore order. Meanwhile a commercial cyclist identified as Ahmed Kizito has been knocked dead by a speeding bus along Kyaggwe Road. Relatedly, two people are in critical condition at Mulago Hospital after they were allegedly injured in the scuffle at Kisekka market this morning. Steven Muphini a Kenyan National and another unidentified man are currently undergoing treatment at Mulago hospital. The police deputy spokesperson Patrick Onyango however does not confirm the reports saying they are still compiling a formal …

Col. Besigye has been arrested

Former Forum for Democratic Change Kiiza Besigye has been arrested. Besigye was intercepted by the police as he drove towards Kisekka market. He walked from London Chambers in the city centre, through Kikubo Lane and was arrested as he approached Kisekka Market. According the Kampala Metropolitan police Commander James Ruhweza, he has been taken to the Central Police Station. Earlier the police fired tear gas to block protesters from accessing the market area where business remains paralyzed with shops and all businesses closed.

Lord Mayor battles police, faints at Tribunal

More tear gas has been fired at Bakuli to disperse crowds that were forming near Erias Lukwago’s vehicle. Lukwago was being escorted to Metropole Hotel where he is expected to appear before the KCCA tribunal. This is after Lukwago and the police failed to agree on the route to take to his destination. He had earlier been blocked by the police at his home in Wakaliga after the police allegedly received reports that Lukwago was planning to hold a rally at Kisekka market. He was however later allowed to leave his home in the company of the police. The police dragged him from vehicle and delivered him at Metropole Hotel aboard a police vehicle. Lukwago however fainted shortly after being …