Uganda’s top opposition politicians will have no chance leaving their homes on Thursday for any business in town as Bobi Wine’s trial is underway in Gulu.
On Thursday, early as 5am, Police had deployed heavily at the homes of Kizza Besigye – Uganda’s top opposition politician, Ingrid Turinawe, FDC national secretary for mobilization and Allan Ssewanyana, the Makindye West MP.
This, according to police is to avert their planned demonstrations in Kampala and parts of the country where security say people were mobilized to disrupt businesses.
The security revealed that they had got tips from concerned Ugandans and intelligence that the above leaders had mobilized people to walk in protest to Makindye Military barracks today [Thursday] where initially, Bobi Wine was expected to appear before army court martial.
Posting on her social media [Facebook timeline] the Thursday siege, Ingrid writes: “I’m opening for my dogs so that they protect me. I am feeling so sorry for my neighbors.”
She added: “The junta is surrounding my home. A battalion of hungry goons around my house. My son who was going to school has been pushed back into the gate. I can’t understand their real motive.”
Kizza Besigye also wrote: “Every way out of my home is barricaded since very early today. The intention is to deny us freedom to move and be at the military court where MP Robert Kyagulanyi is to be produced this morning. The struggle for freedom and sovereignty won’t be blocked! Museveni Must Go.”
While being hosted on CBS radio on Wednesday evening, Besigye implored Ugandans to prepare and walk to Makindye military barracks.
Like Bobi Wine, Besigye is one of the opposition politicians in Uganda with hundreds of supporters following him whenever he makes a pronouncement.
Meanwhile, there’s also a heavy deployment in Gulu town. Anti-riot and military police personnel are in charge to quell any chaos arising from Bobi Wine’s trial.