Detectives on Wednesday raided Ms Edith Byanyima’s home in Muyenga, a Kampala suburb and conducted a search in an operation which lasted for about four hours.
The detectives were led by Assistant Superintendent Godfrey Kutesa who raided the home and confiscated 24 red napkins found in her home according to her lawyers.
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 said 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.
Mr Francis Bwengye, another lawyer said termed the operation as illegal stating that the police didn’t have a search warrant and therefore, his client declined to sign a document the officers presented to her.
Police left without saying anything after carrying out the home search.
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 and former president of FDC party Dr Kizza Besigye.