Security forces have surrounded the National Unity Platform (NUP) head office in Kamwokya, Kampala. The NUP, led by Kyagulanyi, had planned to hold prayers for their alleged supporters who had suffered harm due to actions by the current regime.
Kyagulanyi announced on Sunday that they intended to gather at their party offices on Monday to pray for their comrades who had been killed, abducted, or were still missing. He expressed frustration with the security forces for blocking their prayers.
“The military and police have raided and cordoned off the NUP Head Office, Kamwokya, yet again, preventing us from holding prayers for our deceased, detained, and disappeared comrades,” Kyagulanyi voiced his concerns.
He mentioned that no one was allowed to enter or leave the office, questioning the regime’s behavior while celebrating “independence.” Kyagulanyi criticized the regime for behaving worse than the colonialists they replaced.
“While Museveni and his small group indulge in the celebration of looting and plundering our nation for nearly forty years, we will stand with the families of the victims to remember their loved ones,” Kyagulanyi added.
Currently, Kyagulanyi remains confined to his home, allegedly to prevent him from mobilizing for a march. He was detained at the airport without going through regular immigration procedures and has been blocked from leaving his home since then. Several of his supporters have also been arrested.
It is uncertain whether Kyagulanyi will be granted permission to venture outside today. This preventive arrest tactic is commonly used by security agents to restrict the movement of leading opposition politicians, often leading to extended detentions.