Former Forum for Democratic Change president Dr Kiiza Besigye has today been arrested by the police and taken to an unknown destination.
Dr Besigye was arrested outside his Kasangati home as he attempted to drive out.
According to Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Ibin Senkumbi, Besigye was arrested for causing an accident.
He allegedly knocked a police car which was manning a police check point, injuring officers in the process.
Besigye has been arrested several times at public rallies since the peak of the 2011 protests and although he stepped down last year as leader of the FDC, Uganda’s biggest opposition party, police have kept him under close scrutiny.
Last year lawmakers passed a bill that gives police discretionary powers to allow or disallow public meetings.
New York-based rights group, Human Rights Watch, said in a new report that throughout 2013 “opposition politicians faced arrest, detention, and criminal charges for holding public assemblies in Uganda”.