Mbabazi under house arrest


Police has been deployed outside Amama Mbabazi’s house after blocking him from visiting Dr Kizza Besigye. Amama Mbabazi was intercepted from Wampewo by the police.

Both Mbabazi and Besigye were in the just-concluded presidential race won by incumbent Yoweri Museveni of the NRM.

Exactly a week on, Mbabazi, who finished third in the election behind Besigye and Museveni, was stopped by police from reaching the opposition politician’s residence.

Armed policemen deployed at Wampewo on Gayaza road to block the ex-premier and his team.

On his team was DP secretary general Mathias Nsubuga and Michael Mabiike of the Go Forward outfit.

This comes only a day after European Union (EU) and United States (US) envoys paid a courtesy visit to Besigye at his home.

For several days, Besigye has remained at his home and his movement restricted.

On Wednesday, Police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura said the restriction was a preventive measure to stop Besigye from “causing chaos”.

However, Using his Twitter account, Amama Mbabazi has explained why police blocked him from visiting Dr Kizza Besigye: “I have not been able to visit Kizza Besigye today. The police gave two reasons: 1) for my own security. The second reason the police gave was that I was plotting something sinister with Besigye. How unfortunate that Uganda Police can think so.”

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