Besigye Demands Police Withdrawal from Kasangati Home

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Police officers have deployed at the home since Besigyes arrival in the country on Monday, after a one month trip to Europe and United States of America. Although there is minimal deployment today on the road leading to Besigyes residence, visitors are subjecting to some checks and scrutiny.

Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has demanded that security officers deployed at his home are withdrawn with immediate effect.

Besigye told journalists at his home in Kasangati, Wakiso district today that the continued deployment of police officers deems his home as a detention center.

Police officers have deployed at the home since Besigye's arrival in the country on Monday, after a one month trip to Europe and United States of America. Although there is minimal deployment today on the road leading to Besigye's residence, visitors are subjecting to some checks and scrutiny.

A female police officer asks visitors to sign in a book while a police van is parked about 100 meters from the checkpoint. About eight police officers are stationed at the pathway leading to Besigye's home.

But Besigye tasks the police to give proof that the deployment is warranted.

"You cannot violate a private home, which has people, including children, living there. People can't come to my home freely while the whole village has been put on tension. Villagers have made noise because these police officers go to their homes looking for toilets. It is a public health concern," a visibly angry Besigye said.

Yesterday, Besigye was blocked from leaving his home until later in the evening, a day after he went to the High Court to report back as part of his bail terms in the treason case against him.

Police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi however maintains that the deployment of police is aimed at preventing Besigye from causing chaos.