Besigye, FDC Leaders To Appear In Rukungiri Court Today

Four time presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye and three other FDC leaders are set to appear at  Rukungiri magistrates court today.

Kizza Besigye, FDC secretary for Mobilization, Ingrid Turinawe, FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat and Rukungiri district councillor, Innocent Tashobya have been detained at Nagalama since their arrest from Rukungiri on Thursday last week.

Besigye and Ingrid arriving at Rukungiri magistrates court.

After, filing an application seeking the unconditional release of Besigye and three other FDC leaders, police was sent into panic mode and they instead chose to take them away from Nagalama police station.

Yesterday evening, they were whisked away in police vans and taken to Rukungiri at a breakneck speed and they have already arrived in court to listen to the charges slapped on them.

FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat

Sources in Rukungiri have revealed that security has been tightened to ensure that what happened on Thursday should not be repeated.

Sources have further revealed that most of the big hotels in Rukungiri have been surrounded by the army and police to intercept people who came following the Peoples President.

Besigye arriving at Rukungiri Magistrates court

It is worth noting that last week, Rukungiri residents overpowered police that wanted to stop the FDC rally.

In the scuffle, Police used teargas, live bullets and in the end two people were shot dead. A police officer also lost one of his eyes.

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