Opposition figure Col (Rtd) Dr Kizza Besigye has said the security has blocked all access to his Kasangati home in Wakiso district.
“Disappointed colleagues of the (PFT) Red Card Front, who had come to check on me at home, weren’t allowed anywhere near the home,” he said on Sunday.
This was after security operatives blocked journalists and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party leaders from accessing Besigye’s residence.
Wafula Oguttu, Wycliffe Bakandonda and Virginia Plan Mugyenyi had brought him some foodstuff including bunches of matooke and chicken.
“They couldn’t get through the roadblock at the junction to our home. Even the food they brought for us had to go back,” Besigye explained.
On Saturday, FDC party spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, was also denied access.
Leaders from political parties such as Conservative Party, Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Democratic Party (DP) and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) led by Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago also had to cancel their plans to visit Besigye.
The four-time presidential contender said eight police patrol vehicles have been stationed at and around his home since Thursday.
“Two of them plus one sedan car being in front of the gate. Many police officers are deployed all around the home. No visitors or media have been allowed in since.”
He added: “Meantime, crimes escalate all around Uganda unattended to. This is all to stop us from making a wake-up and rallying call to Ugandans to demand changes needed for our survival. No turning back.”
8 Police patrol vehicles have been stationed at & around my home since Thurs; 2 of them + 1 sedan car being in front of the gate. Many police offrs deployed all around.
No visitors or media allowed in since
Meantime, crimes escalate all around Ug unattended!
No turning back! 🟥 pic.twitter.com/pAknWQc3I4
— Kifefe Kizza-Besigye (@kizzabesigye1) May 15, 2022
Besigye was last week arrested while attempting to resume walk-to-work protests citing increasing prices of commodities and essential services.
An insider said Besigye was also preparing his ‘war truck’ in the garage to embark on all-out protests.
He was taken back to his home and placed under police guard until it is deemed safe to let him move freely.
“In real life, we don’t get what we deserve; we get what we bargain/ fight for! Ugandans must wake up, stand up and get their voices back! Time is now; no turning back,” Besigye said in a social media message.