Four-time Presidential Candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye has come out to condemn Police for assaulting Kawempe North Councilor Rashida Naluwooza on Tuesday.
It is understood that this scuffle followed Police’s refusal to let her access Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) headquarters in Najjanankumbi.
Communicating via his face book page on Wednesday, Besigye scolded Police for being used to brutalize Ugandans and yet they are “not any better.”
“In spite of using Uganda Police Officers (and other security officers) to brutally repress people opposed to the NRM/M7 junta (often against their will), they are very poorly rewarded. Greatest majority live in humiliating poverty!” Besigye retorted.
Specifically, he took aim at a video that is making rounds on social media showing Naluwooza being pushed and shoved around.
Yesterday’s ceremony to welcome Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago into the FDC was almost derailed after police officers tried to force their way into the Party’s headquarters.
Although they were pushed back by supporters, the ensuing scuffle led to an unknown lady being knocked by a car as she crossed the busy Kampala – Entebbe high way.
After the ceremony, leaders who included Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ocan and Kizza Besigye were briefly stopped from leaving over unknown reasons.
They were later allowed free passage after protracted negotiations with Police.