Security Remains Tight In Moroto

Security remains tight in Moroto town where the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) former presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye is detained.

Dr. Besigye, the first runner up in the February polls spent three days while in Moroto police custody before he was charged with treason and remanded to Moroto Government prisons on Friday evening.

He was transferred to Moroto police on Wednesday last week in a police helicopter after he was earlier arrested in Kampala.

He was then produced in court the same evening under tight security.

According to Daily Monitors’ Stephen Ariong, Moroto town and its surroundings including the prison premises is being patrolled by counter terrorism police and plain clothed military police.

He says Christians also flocked the prison on Saturday and Sunday morning for prayers with Dr. Besigye.

Meanwhile, business remains slow in Moroto Municipality as traders and bodaboda cyclists secretly fundraise for what they call Dr. Besigye’s upkeep while in prisons.

Story By Stephen Ariong