Trailing Kiiza Besigye: Day Two (Kalungu District)
Day starts at 9:30am as we depart Masaka town for Kalungu.
Masaka has been our camp for the Southern tour of Kiiza Besigye’s campaign. It was probably one of the most exciting. Exciting in a way that the team of journalists, about 12 of us traveling in a Toyota hilux made fun of almost everything there is to make fun of.
The culprit being Daily Monitor’s photojournalist Joseph Kiggundu. With a mixture of laughter and relaxedness in the camp, we toured the most rural areas of Kalungu district , originally part of Masaka district at ease.
Our first stop was at a trading centre just outside of Masaka.
Then we got onto the marrum road that took as to Villa Maria Hospital. Looking calm, composed but with a sympathetic face, Kiiza Besigye talked to each and every sick woman in the ward we visited. We spent about 45 minutes here.
We then climbed hills, rolled down valleys trying to comb every village there is in Kalungu. Along the way, it was common to find supporters sit in the middle of the road demanding that Besigye’s convoy of about 10 cars stop and talk to them. Most of the time; actually all the time, we complied.
Photography-wise, the weather was perfect. Not too cloudy with a very soft sky. It turned out to be a mug shot day too .
I did compositions of women and children which was quite exciting .I got some spectacular ones too .Compositions of little towns and just about everything worth taking was exciting too.
Our day ended in Lukaya, a few kilometers away from Masaka town.