Tear Gas Rocks Kampala, Besigye Arrested

Former FDC leader Kizza Besigye addresses a press conference  in Kampala recently.
Former FDC leader Kizza Besigye addresses a press conference in Kampala recently. Left is Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago

Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Rtd Dr. Kiiza Besigye has been arrested at Mini-Price along Ben Kiwanuka street in downtown Kampala.

Reports earlier indicated that he had been detained at Central Police Station (CPS). However, it has emerged that the opposition stalwart has been transferred to an unknown destination.

Besigye’s arrest comes a day after Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was arrested at his home in Rubaga Division and detained in Naggalama, Mukono district.

Lukwago is accused of inciting violence and disobeying statutory duty under Section 116 of the Penal Code Act. He was released last night. However, the police rearrested him on his way to the CIID offices.

Besigye was reportedly going to have lunch in Nakasero Market when police intercepted him.

Business came to a standstill at Ben Kiwanuka street (Kikubo) as Kiiza Besigye and the police scuffled with the latter tried to tow away his car. Many people were seen on top of buildings making noise and hurling insults at the police.

Police is now involved in running battles with supporters of the former FDC boss.

We shall keep you updated as the story unfolds.

2 thoughts on “Tear Gas Rocks Kampala, Besigye Arrested

  1. Our Police is causing all this chaos why don’t they leave him to walk & talk…our president is also arrogant & useless because he creates a war between people & security. He won the votes so if he’s sure he won in correct way why bother disturbing Besigye? Let him walk & talk people who have work won’t leave there jobs if they notice he’s talkin rubbish but if you keep hunting him that way then how to you expect people to stay calm? this president is now acting childish & i have lost respect for him he’s now acting like a real dictator because he’s the president i don’t see why he’s bothered if this man walks or talks to people…may be if he has plans to comeback that’s why he may be scared! but please leave in peace people don’t want you!!! nze you can curse or hurt me but am writing from the bottom of my heart i was movement big fan but i lost it because ya’ll act like kids!!!

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