There is a heavy security presence at opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) 2016 presidential flag bearer Dr Warren Smith Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati.
However, it turns they are guarding an ’empty’ house; the person who they intended to restrain from leaving his house is hundreds of kilometers away.
“So what are these police guys guarding here at Kasangati when Dr (Besigye) is over 300km away from them? Just pity them,” said former Leader of Opposition in parliament, Wafula Oguttu, a few minutes ago.
Actually, Besigye is several kilometers away from his home, attending the burial of fallen Makindye Chief Magistrate, Richard Mafabi.
This is not the first time Dr Besigye is beating security to leave his home: following the presidential elections in 2001 Dr Besigye beat a 24-hour security surveillance at his home in Luzira and went to exile in South Africa, where he stayed until his return in 2005. Also, in 2013, Dr Besigye beat heavy security at his home to attend the burial of former 1st Deputy Prime Minister and one of the founders of FDC, Eriya Kategaya.
Magistrate Mafabi died mysteriously last Sunday at Nsambya Hospital.
Magistrate Mafabi came into limelight in July when he issued criminal summons against the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura and seven other officers for allegedly torturing supporters of former presidential candidate Dr Besigye.
Judiciary Spokesperson Erias Kisawuzi said that the judiciary has missed a committed judicial officer who was determined to execute his duties under any circumstance.