Security has been tightened at the Iganga Magistrate Court ahead of presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi’s appearance.
Kyagulanyi was arrested on Wednesday from his campaign rally in Luuka district and taken to Nalufenya police station where he has since been in detention.
Several UPDF and police personnel have been patrolling all roads leading to court premises while counter-terrorism police personnel have been deployed at the court premises and restricted entrance to only those cleared by the Busoga East Police Commander, Anatoli Katungwensi.
Kyagulanyi’s lawyers led by Anthony Wameli have pitched camp at Iganga court waiting for the court session.
Wameli however, told journalists that, his client has spent more than 48 hours in police cells and they expect him to appear before court today.
On Thursday, Bugiri Municipality MP Asuman Basalirwa told Parliament that since his arrest, Kyagulanyi been denied access to his lawyers, doctors and family.
“Madam Speaker, we want know, who is giving these illegal orders? Why are suspects being denied their basic rights of access to lawyers, doctors and family? We have tried to take food to him but the officers at Nalufenya have turned us away. Does someone want to kill him of hunger?” Basalirwa wondered.
Basalirwa also urged Parliament to come out strongly against the limitations on political gatherings since the non-political gatherings such as burials and other social gatherings have unlimited numbers of attendees.