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Day April 11, 2011

Besigye Arrested as Henry Ford Mirima Hails Journalists


Besigye at the police station this morning-John Nsubuga

Dear Ugandan Pressmen,

The press in Uganda must be congratulated for their showing of maturity, and extraordinary courage, in instantly covering of the, WALK TO WORK, programme which began early this morning.

The whole world watched as events took place instantly in remote corners of Uganda showing how Gen. Kale Kayihura’s Police dealt with the demonstrators.

But, pity to Gen.Kale Kaihura for obeying orders whose objectives he does not believe in. But, duty is duty. However, he stands to be questioned in future.

FDC spokesman Wafula Oguttu was arrested Monday for attempting to lead a walk to work protest. Photo by Joseph Kiggunddu from Daily Monitor


Former Ugandan Presidential Candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye being lifted to a Police Double Cabin Pick up after being arrested by Police while walking from his home at Kasangati to Kampala (about 15Kms) on Monday.

The electronic journalists must be given extra praise for not fearing to risk their lives, doing exactly what professional journalists should be. You are doing what I began twenty years ago for which I, Henry Ford Miirima, was voted by the Journalists Association, THE MOST COURAGEOUS JOURNALIST IN UGANDA

Now, Ugandans have joined the international community in instantly watching world events from their bedrooms on all news channels.

Hail Ugandan Journalists,

Henry Ford Miirima
Veteran Journalist

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