Mbabazi, Besigye Released

Two 2016 presidential hopefuls have been released, hours after they were arrested.


Police say veteran opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, and the former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, were detained because of fears over public order violations.

They were arrested just hours before they launched their consultative meetings in preparation for their nominations ahead of 2016 presidential polls.

Mbabazi’s daughter, Nina Mbabazi posted on Facebook thanking all Ugandans for the prayers.

“Thanks for all the prayers. Amama Mbabazi has been released and is at home. Rachel Mbabazi has also been released with all the drivers. The police is escorting them back to Kampala.”

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