Police raid Edith Byanyima’s home, confiscate red napkins
Detectives on Wednesday raided Ms Edith Byanyima’s home in Muyenga, a Kampala suburb where a search was conducted for about four hours.
Her lawyers told this reporter that police officers led by Detective Assistant Superintendent Godfrey Kutesa, confiscated 24 red napkins found in her home.
Ms Byanyima’s lawyers told journalists that she has been using the napkins as materials to teach some girls how to knit.
Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, who doubles as Ms Byanyima’s lawyer told journalists that police accused her of being in possession of ‘illegal material’ before they confiscated the napkins.
"These are just cowards. How can you say that having red napkins is illegal?" Mr Lukwago wondered.
After the search, detectives did not say anything to journalists.
Mr Francis Bwengye, another lawyer said the detectives didn't have a search warrant and therefore, his client declined to sign a document the officers presented to her.
When contacted on phone, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire said he was still at another event and would get back to this reporter when the event was done.
Edith is a sister to Winnie Byanyima, the wife of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye.