Besigye is still unwell, a day after he was arrested in what many Ugandans have condemned as a brutal act.
Kiiza Besigye’s state of health has this morning sparked off riots that simmered high amid a rumor that he was dead.
Emotions rose even high when protesters turned up to protest the brutal manner in which he was arrested on Thursday.
Besigye, Leader of the opposition Forum for Democratic change party, has however talked to the some journaliststhis afternoon, saying that he was still feeling unwell.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Dr Olive Kobusingye, Besigye’s sister said that the family was trying to get specialist doctors who can treat him.
Shortly after 2:00pm, Friday, Salaam Musumba, the FDC party vice president, said that Besigye was still at his home in Kasangati. She said that he was partially blind but could manage to talk. Musumba says that the FDC leader also complained about an itchy skin.
Anne Mugisha's Face book page reads that Kiiza Besigye is certainly alive, and his family is trying to evacuate him for further tests abroad.
Besigye was blinded by the tear gas that was sprayed into his car during his arrest on Thursday.
David Mpanga, Besigye’s lawyer yesterday told Kasangati Magistrates court that his client was suffering from acute allergic rhinitis, a respiratory tract infection and an acute inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent tissue that covers the outer surface of the eye.
Efforts to bring him to hospital have been riddled with the effects of the chaos that ensued this morning.
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