Kizza Besigye arrested, taken to unknown location – reports

Besigye arrested photo/ courtesy

Uganda’s Opposition Chief Kizza Besigye was on Monday arrested at his Kasangati home in North West Uganda, and whisked to unknown location, Uganda’s Daily Monitor reports.

The 2016 Forum for Democracy presidential aspirant was reportedly arrested after he returned from a two-week trip to the US.

Besigye’s arrest came shortly after Opposition leaders, including City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, paid him a visit at his home.

Prior to the arrest, Besigye clashed with police officers who had blocked the road to his house.

According to the outlet, an aggrieved Besigye got physical after his call to remove the barricades landed on deaf ears.

Photos from Daily Monitor show the Opposition chief removing a spiked barrier from the road.

Besigye was then reportedly arrested, forced into a waiting police van and driven to unknown location.

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