By Mukose Arnold Anthony
Three out of over six arrested and incarcerated Forum for Democratic Change FDC youth members are reported to having defiantly boycotted food over police failure to produce them in courts of law.
The revelation has been made by the Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat.
It should be noted that the suspects have been police custody at Jinja road police station for a week now after their arrest in Rukingiri before driving them to Kampala without trial.
Amuriat has now called upon the youths countrywide to begin storming several detention points in demand for all suspects.
Those who have gone on hunger strike include Dr.Kizza Besigye’s aide Ronald Muhinda, Brian Atuhaire Batenda FDC youth chairperson Kanungu, Darius Tweyambe from Rukungiri
The other 3 who were arrested on 21st October include Ahabwe Edgah Mbarara youth leader, Monday Fortunate and Mpanga Abduh are said to have been kidnapped by unidentified plain armed officers dragged into a car boot before being whisked away to unknown places though it’s rumoured that are at the infamous nalufenya “Torture chambers” after having traced for them in several official detention centers but in vain.
“It appears to me that the dark days of the past panda gaali are with us when my friend Nsaba Buturo was in charge of Kampala, this kind of illegality was not allowed to flourish as it spell disaster for our country, it’s time youths to find an alternative since for all the years we been in civil disobedient and non violent strategy but police has failed to listen to the voices of the citizens” said Amuriat
A angry Amuriat before the press conference at Katonga road offices revealed to having ordered their legal team to pursue habeas corpus (court order to release them unconditionally or present them before the courts of the law) since the stipulated 48 hours have expired thus but calling upon the youths to storm the police station in demand for these youth.
“we are trying to secure order from court may be its what police understands better, the other ways is for us to mobilize the young people and to come out and carry out such campaigns that will awaken the authority in the police and elsewhere to flee our colleagues as I said, we are now not sure of their state of health because this is their 3rd day without food but any sensible government should consider the plight of its people.” Amuriat further added.