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Besigye appears before Court over death of top cop

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    SECURITY is tight at Buganda Road Court as opposition leader Kizza Besigye appears to answer charges linked to the recent city violence that resulted in the murder of Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) John Bosco Ariong.

    The criminal summons for Besigye and 14 others were issued on Monday by Chief Magistrate Eleanor Khainza. They are expected to to take plea on four counts of managing unlawful society, contrary to Section 56 and 57 of Uganda's Penal Code Act.

    The Director of Public Prosecutions Richard Butera preferred charges against them. Ariong was hit with a blunt object, purportedly a rock thrown from a building on Ben Kiwanuka Street, as Police dispersed a crowd of Activists mainly from the opposition political parties, who were in a procession.

    Other suspects are Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, FDC Women League boss Ingrid Turinawe, Kawempe Division Mayor Mubaraka Munyagwa, Kampala Woman MP Nabilah Ssempala, and FDC woman activist Catherine Dembe.
    Besigye described the charges as politically motivated arguing that Government does not have evidence to sustain the case.