The police siege of former Presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati, Wakiso district continues to tighten each passing day.
The latest information from Kasangati commonly called ‘statehouse’ by opposition supportors indicates that Uganda Police commanded by AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi has grabbed all the equipment including video cameras and an Outdoor Broadcast Van (OB Van) meant to telecast a live Fourth Estate program that airs every Sunday starting from 10pm.
Dr. Besigye tweeted; ‘Uganda Police has banned tonight’s live broadcast of NTV Uganda’s Fourth Estate at my residence.’
Fourth Estate is NTV’s premium political show hosted by revered journalist Charles Mpagi Mwagushya alongside Daily Monitor political reporter Ivan Okuda and Nile Breweries’ Corporate Affairs Director Onapita Ekomoloit.
The FDC founder has been under house arrest since the conclusion of the February 18th Presidential Elections with Police boss Gen. Kale Kayihura insisting Dr. Besigye is not under house arrest but preventative monitoring of movement.
The IGP on Saturday told EagleOnline at th Police headquarters in Naguru that Police was simply monitoring the opposition strongman’s movements as Afande emphasized that they had not stopped journalists from accessing Besigye’s home but were just regulation them.
However there has been a wave of journalist arrests at Besigye’s home after cops occupied his neighborhood.