Yoweri Museveni Arrests Amama Mbabazi and Kizza Besigye
Former Ugandan premier Amama Mbabazi and former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Kizza Besigye have been arrested. Mbabazi was allegedly pulled from his car by police that blocked his convoy at Njeru, near Jinja town . From his car, Mr Mbabazi was dragged to a waiting police car that drove him away. Besigye was arrested at his home, he is understood to be detained at Naggalama Police Station.
According to New Vision, Kizza Besigye was attempting to force his way out of his home to go hold a rally at Kyadondo Grounds. Police were allegedly deployed at Besigye’s home as early as 5.00am local time Thursday. The arrest came as Besigye, who was recently nominated to compete against current party president (FDC) Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, attempted to leave his compound.