Four-time presidential aspirant Dr Kizza Besigye has received some opposition members of parliament at his home in Kasangati, where he remains under arrest.
There was drama earlier as the Opposition Members of Parliament were forced to abandon their cars and find alternative routes to Dr Besigye’s home.
Led by Francis Mwijukye (Buhweju), the MPs were blocked by police officers standing in the middle of the road leading to Besigye’s home.
This led to a serious verbal exchange with the police officers before the MPs were allowed to go to the home without their cars. The legislators then carried their food items such as matooke and pineapples on their heads to Dr Besigye’s home.
The opposition strongman has been under what police calls ‘preventive arrest’ for 6 days now.
On Monday, Dr Besigye’s lawyers were also allowed to visit him after a lot of haggling with police officers stationed there.
The FDC deputy secretary general , Mr Harold Kaija, while addressing journalists on Monday at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, ordered police to withdraw with immediate effect from Dr Besigye’s home in Kasangati, Wakiso District.
Mr Kaija advised that instead of arresting Dr Besigye, they should address the issues he was trying to raise about the escalating commodity prices.
“Wanting to silence the messenger doesn’t take away the message that he is putting out,” Mr Kaija said.