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Rukungiri Under siege As Besigye is granted Bail

Four time presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye and three other FDC leaders have been granted bail by Rukungiri Magistrates court.

Kizza Besigye, FDC secretary for Mobilization, Ingrid Turinawe, FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat and Rukungiri district councillor, Innocent Tashobya have been granted a Shs5million non cash bail.

The FDC honchos were charged with Inciting Violence, Malicious damage of property and disobedience of statutory duty.

They will be expected to appear in court on November 16, 2017.

Meanwhile there is heavy police deployment in Rukungiri.

“Army, police officer in uniform and others not in uniform are all around, Police patrol cars are many, the situation is really tight,” said the source stationed in Rukungiri.

Police doing foot patrol around Rukungiri

It’s worth noting that earlier our source had confirmed 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.

This website understands 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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