KAMPALA-UGANDA/NEWSDAY: A local police in Bukasa, a ward in Muyenga outside Kampala city have raided the home of a former Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Journalist-turned opposition mobiliser Allan Katongole Kaluna, 41 in the quest to arrest him.
The motive of the police is yet to be established but many opposition politicians have been arrested arbitrarily in the past.
Luckily, Mr Katongole was not at his home by the time of the raid, his brother Mr. Nicholas Lukyamuzi, told Newsday.
“They raided on Sunday at night. They were about three. One in uniform while others were in plain clothes. Two were armed,” Lukyamuzi told Newsday.
Mr. Katongole worked as a pioneer journalist for state owned Star TV to which he switched from Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, 13 years ago.
Police and the Special Forces Command officers continue to arrest opposition members and holding them for years without formal charges. Many have been tortured and killed.
Even as the formation of political parties is protected by law, and multiple parties exist and compete in practice, government has continued to exert repressiveness towards those opposed to it especially members from the National Unity Platform to which Mr. Katongole subscribes and has had several engagements with leader including the secretary general Lewis Rubongoya.
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