Nabbed Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye arrested

According to the opposition leader’s aide, Moses Byamugisha, police deployed at Besigye’s home as early as 5.00am local time Thursday.

  • Published:
Kizza Besigye play

Kizza Besigye

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Police Thursday morning arrested former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Kizza Besigye at his home in Kasangati.

He is understood to be detained at Naggalama Police Station.

The arrest came as Besigye, who was recently nominated to compete against current party president Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, attempted to leave his compound.

According to the opposition leader’s aide, Moses Byamugisha, police deployed at Besigye’s home as early as 5.00am local time Thursday.

Byamugisha said they had written to police and notified them about their intention to launch Besigye’s official nomination rally at Kasangati.

“FDC secretary for defense and security yesterday [Wednesday] wrote to police about Besigye's launch and the police acknowledged receipt. It was surprising to see police blocking Besigye from leaving his home and also deployed heavily at the venue of rallies.

“We were even more shocked when they arrested him,” he said.

Shortly after arresting him, the police drove Besigye towards Naggalama where he was later taken in.

One of FDC's women leaders Ingrid Turinawe was also picked up by police thereafter, and taken to a yet unidentified police station.  Efforts to get a comment from police on both arrests, were futile.

Last week, the opposition politician, who has lost the presidential race three consecutive times to his political nemesis President Yoweri Museveni, was nominated to contest for the position of party's presidential flag bearer in the upcoming polls due early next year.

Credit: newvision.co.ug

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Ghana Police IGP in another radical police shake-upbullet
2 Kumasi Technical Institute Over 20 injured after students clash with...bullet
3 Gory Accident NPP parliamentary candidate involved in fatal crash; 2...bullet
4 Deputy AU Chair Backing Kwesi Quartey for deputy AU Chair was easy...bullet
5 Accident 7 hurt in multiple car pile-up at Okponglo Traffic Lightbullet
6 Ghana Police Trafficking ring busted, 11 girls rescuedbullet
7 Report Findings from fire that killed Ghanaian woman and 3...bullet
8 Bilateral Ties Czech Ambassador holds talks with President...bullet
9 Holidaymakers Tourism shows signs of recovery in Egyptbullet
10 National Defence Troops to receive peacekeeping...bullet

Top Videos

1 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank than carbullet
2 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
3 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
4 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at new...bullet
5 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross US...bullet
6 Watch Ghanaian funerals; A time to dance and celebratebullet
7 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about beautybullet
8 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries...bullet
9 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
10 DOCUMENTARY A Day in Life : Ghana's Scrap Metal Menbullet

News