Saturday May 25 2013

Six days later: Daily Monitor premises remain under siege


Police have stayed put at the Daily Monitor offices in Namuwongo, despite a mid-week court order directing gun-wielding officers to vacate the premises.

However, Monitor Publications Managing Director, Mr Alex Asiimwe, said access and operations were still halted, although engagements with authorities were ongoing.

“Discussion with authorities is going on. We are pursuing all options, and soon all will be well,” Mr Asiimwe said.

The offices were cordoned off on Monday, the printing press disabled and the company’s sister radio stations that is KFM and Dembe FM- switched off after police produced a search warrant to look for a letter written by Gen. David Sejusa, the coordinator of Intelligence Services.

The letter, addressed to the Director General of Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Col. Ronnie Balya, was advising the intelligence agency to investigate allegations that there was a plot to assassinate top government officials opposed to the “Muhoozi Project”.