Uganda’s Opposition Leader Besigye Arrested

Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigye was on Monday captured and headed to an obscure area, the Africa Review reports.

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader was captured at his home in Kasangati Wakiso District.

The capture came after other opposition leaders, including the nation’s capital Mayor Erias Lukwago, visited Dr Besigye at his home after his arrival from the US where he had been for around two weeks.


A scuffle ensued between Dr Besigye and police officers moments before he was arrested. The officers had blocked the road that leads to his home.

Dr Besigye got out of his house, asked the police to remove their barricades but when they seemed adamant, the visibly angry FDC leader engaged them physically.

Dr Besigye was arrested and forced into a waiting police van and driven away.


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