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UGANDA: Security silent as Gen. Muntu joins walk-to-work

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    bagamoyo JF-Expert Member

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    A police officer salutes former Army Commander Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu as he walked to work yesterday. The General, who is secretary for national mobilisation in the Forum for Democratic Change party, walked from his home in Kololo to Parliament without incident. This was in contrast to previous weeks when the police brutalised opposition members walking to work. PHOTO BY ISAAC KASAMANI

    Daily Monitor:
    Gerald Bareebe - Friday 6, May 2011:

    Gen. Mugisha Muntu, walked untouched from his home in Kololo to Parliament.

    Gen. Muntu is secretary for national mobilisation in the opposition Forum for Democratic Change party, which has taken an active role in the protests against the rising cost of living.

    Speaking after the walk, he said: "I don't think there is any police order stopping us from walking today. This is why we have arrived here (Parliament) peacefully. This can signal the beginning of an engagement between us and the government. We have set conditions for a dialogue. We are not intransigent. We just want a meaningful dialogue."

    In contrast, Democratic Party chief Norbert Mao was arrested minutes after he left his home.

    FDC deputy president Salaam Musumba and MPs Nandala Mafabi and Amuriat Oboi, were, however, allowed to walk without police interference.

    Police tight-lipped
    Neither Regional Police Commander Grace Turyagumanawe nor police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba could explain the Force's change of heart.

    Mr Turyagumanawe refused to discuss the matter and referred Daily Monitor to Ms Nabakooba, whose phone was repeatedly answered by an unidentified male individual.

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    Uganda good under Amin