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Tension in Uganda ahead of Museveni's inauguration

10 May 2016, 21:13

Kampala – Tension is reportedly rising in Uganda, as members from the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party continue to be arrested, ahead of President Museveni’s swearing-in ceremony, a report said on Tuesday.

According to Daily Monitor, more FDC members were apprehended on Monday after police stormed the party's offices.

Museveni was set to be sworn in on May 12.

Police raided FDC offices on Monday and arrested Deputy Secretary General for administration, Harold Kaija in Kampala.  

Kaija had just finished addressing the FDC weekly media briefing when around 20 police officers stormed the offices.

This was the third time that the party's offices were raided since the February 18 elections.

This came as FDC leader, Kizza Besigye’s home remained restricted by police since May 5 while other members, among them, FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda ,were also being policed.

Threats towards journalists were also making the rounds despite police denial.

Last week, the opposition called for a nationwide strike on May 12th against Museveni's re-election.

The government, however, moved swiftly and called for a ban on live media coverage of the protest, saying those who defied the ban risked having their licences revoked.  

Meanwhile Ugandans took to twitter.

- News24


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