Besigye aide Muhinda injured, brutally arrested

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Muhinda being arrested by the army at Kirinya

Police has Saturday reportedly beaten and brutally arrested Ronald Muhinda, a media assistant in the People’s Government.

Muhinda, an aide of opposition figure Kizza Besigye, was arrested twice in Jinja town and at Kirinya.

According to Besigye, Muhinda was the first victim of Kiira Fm police invasion, where he was dispossessed of his devices.

Police corners Muhinda

 “I have been injured as Police goons picked me from 88.6 Kiira FM studios as President Kizza Besigye addressed Busoga people,” Muhinda said on social media.

He added: “I have lost almost everything including my gadgets! The Radio was taken off air too.”

Muhinda’s injured hand

After being rescued by “courageous activists” at the station, Muhinda was brutally re-arrested by the Military at Kirinya.

He had earlier reported that people fought police to secure Besigye who stayed in his car, evading arrest.

“I fought my battle to be freed. Surrounded and subdued, I had to fight to stay up!”

He went on: “This is a battle we shall die fighting! No turning back. Those asking how I am posting without gadgets, the whole of Jinja has smart phones! I don’t have to use my gadgets to access Internet!”

Police later teargassed City Hotel where Kiira FM is located and then sealed off the radio.

The army deployed early Saturday and sealed off Kirinya where Besigye was scheduled to hold a rally.

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