Excitement in Kisoro Ahead of Besigye's Visit

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Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Kizza Besigye, was this afternoon forced to abandon his vehicle and walk several kilometers to the venue for his campaign rally.

Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Kizza Besigye, was this afternoon forced to abandon his vehicle and walk several kilometers to the venue for his campaign rally.

The heavy rains have pounded several parts of the country and rendered roads impassable. Besigye abandoned his convoy in Mulamba village, and walked several kilometres to Katete trading centre, Kisoro district.

Yesterday, Besigy's convoy got stuck for several minutes in Bukyenkye, Ntungamo district, after heavy rains washed away the only bridge in the area. Residents improvised with logs and he managed to drive through.

Today, he took his vote hunting to Kisoro district, where he started the leg from Rubungiri town board - Bufumbira North County and then headed to Katete Trading Centre in Muramba sub county - Bufumbira south, where he called on the voters to demand for their rights to determining their political, social and economic destiny.

The major rally is expected at Mayors Gardens in Kisoro town, before crowning the day at Kanaba trading centre.

There is excitement in Kisoro town ahead of the rally, which was slated for 3pm but by 5pm, it was yet to start. The FDC supporters are dancing to the pro-change music.

Supporters from different party of the district are still thronging the venue of the rally on bicycles, motorcycles while others are on foot.

Peter Truyatunga, the FDC party chairperson for Kisoro told Uganda Radio Network that the people of Kisoro have realized that there is need for change and are ready to embrace it.

The business community in Kisoro is also reaping big from the visit. Restaurants and coffee shop owners says that the visit has improved their sales.

Johnson Nizeyimana, who owns a restaurant along Mutanda road, in Kisoro town says that he has sold off food which, he would have sold off in two days.

The police in Kisoro has not deployed heavily like the past and a few plain clothed officers can been seen around Kisoro town.

Kisoro is the third stopover in the presidential leg. Besigye kicked-off his campaigns in Rukungiri district on Monday, and headed to Ntugamo Tuesday.