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Byline: William G. Naggaga
Uganda is currently gripped by the walk-to-work (W2W) campaign led by the opposition and violently opposed by the government using both the police and the army. The walk-to-work campaign, which started on April 11, was to protest high fuel prices and inflation. The response by the government has been a brutal show of force targeting opposition politicians but not sparing innocent civilians and even children going to school. Kampala saw the heaviest deployment of the police and the army since Sept. 2009 riots and the Feb 2011 elections.
As the campaign spread to other towns in the country and in spite of the clobbering and imprisonment the opposition politicians suffered at the hands of the police, it was clear to everyone that this was not a one-off demonstration but a sustained campaign …