Mgumya’s arrest: Police deploy at foreign affairs ministry ahead of FDC petition

Police have heavily deployed at the foreign affairs ministry after the opposition members said they would petition the ministry over the arrest of activist Sam Mugumya.
Mugumya was arrested two weeks ago and according to the UPDF, he was arrested for alleged involvement in rebel activities while the Congolese government says he is being held for illegal entry into the country.
Masaka Municipality MP and the coordinator of the ‘For God and My Country’ pressure group Mathias Mpuuga (the lead petitioner) and other opposition members said they will today petition the ministry on why Mugumya was arrested, his whereabouts and current status.

However, police led by the South Regional Police Commander James Ruhweza have deployed at the ministry where the opposition members are expected to deliver their petition.
Other petitioners include former FDC president Kizza Besigye, Kampala lord mayor Erias Lukwago, JEEMA party president Asuman Basalirwa and FDC leader for women league, Ingrid Turinawe, among others.
Early this week, police led by Kampala Metropolitan East regional police commander Siraje Bakaleke blocked opposition members from delivering their petition to the DR Congo embassy without clear reasons or explanation.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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