Criminal charges await Byanyima over red napkins

Edith Byanyima, a young sister to Dr Kizza Besigye’s wife Winnie Byanyima could be prosecuted for owning 24 red pieces of napkins.

Several police officers from Kabalagala police station led by detective ASP Robert Kutesa raided her home in Muyenga Zone A, an upscale Kampala suburb.

Byanyima and with four lawyers led by Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago tried to resist but the police forcefully moved in and conducted a search.

Lukwago says the police did not present a search warrant and therefore the activity was illegal.

“They recovered 24 red napkins or table cloth which they have termed as illicit or illegal materials,” Lukwago said.

Indeed the police’s search certificate that Byanyima refused to sign confirms that the police picked 24 red pieces of cloth.

Byanyima also refused to record a statement.