Police in Kampala have blocked the launch of a book thought to be criticizing President Yoweri Museveni.
The book titled Unsowing the Mustard Seed which seeks to counter President Yoweri Museveni’s autobiography ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed’. It was scheduled to be launched by Jobless Brotherhood, a youth pressure group known for using yellow-painted pigs in their protests.
The book launch, which was planned for this afternoon, was expected to be presided over by former Supreme Court Judge Justice George Wilson Kanyeihamba. Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye were expected to attend the event.
But Kampala North Regional Police Commander Wesley Nganizi and Wandegeya District Police Commander Moses Nanoka stormed the venue at Amazing Grace gardens and interrupted the event. They asked all people in attendance to disperse.
The officers said the management of the gardens was unaware of the function and that Police was called in by the Manager.
However, Norman Tumuhimbise, the president of the Jobless Brotherhood and author of the book said that the management of the venue was fully paid for hosting the event. He also presented receipts confirming payment of 250,000 Shillings to the garden.
He adds that the book is not aimed at tarnishing the image of President Yoweri Museveni but to bring out major challenges Ugandans have faced since the NRM captured power in 1986.