Besigye Arrested Downtown Kampala

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Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson, says Besigye has been whisked off to Nagalama Police Station in Mukono district. He declined to comment on how Besigye had beaten the heavy police deployment right from his home and Gayaza road to get to the city center.

 Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change- FDC presidential candidate has outsmarted Police and found his way downtown Kampala.  Besigye beat police surveillance at his home in Kasanganti in Wakiso district this morning to make his way to Nakivubo area.

He was intercepted by the Field Force Police personnel at Mini price along the Ben Kiwanuka Street. Police swung into action after pictures of the opposition leader waving to the public in the city center on top of his vehicle went viral on social media.

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson, says Besigye has been whisked off to Nagalama Police Station in Mukono district. He declined to comment on how Besigye had beaten the heavy police deployment right from his home and Gayaza road to get to the city center.

"All i know is that he has been arrested and is being taken to Nagalama Police station," Onyango told URN. Besigye, City Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, and other top FDC party officials have been under preventive arrest since Justice Steven Kavuma issued orders banning all activities under the defiance campaign.

In a similar development, Police has besieged the offices of Justice Forum party in Mengo, Kampala. The officers stormed the party officials shortly after a press conference addressed by the Jeema president, Asuman Basalirwa.

They ordered all people in the offices to vacate the premises. During the press conference, insisted that Yoweri Museveni was fraudulent elected in the just concluded polls. "We contend that the election of Mr. Museveni was greatly facilitated by Electoral irregularities and malpractice including massive intimidation and bribery," he said.
 
He said despite the fact that Jeema wasn't invited for Museveni's swearing in ceremony on Thursday, the party wouldn't attend the ceremony even if they were invited.  "Attending his swearing would be lending credence and legitimacy to a sham process and in effect abetting electoral fraud," Basalirwa noted in a statement issued on the official Jeema facebook page.

 

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Dear Jeanne is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Jeanne has been a URN staff member since 2014.

Jeanne started out as a political and crime reporter for NBS television in 2010. She went on to become a news director at the station before leaving in 2012 to join The Daily Monitor as an investigative reporter in 2012.

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