Video: Uganda Police Drag And Arrest Opposition Head, Kizza Besigye Days To Election


In an apparently forceful push and intense argument, Uganda Police rode opposition leader Kizza Besigye in their car into their custody just three days before the country’s election.

The leading Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye was arrested with some of his supporters along one of the main highways in the capital, Kampala for allegedly disobeying traffic rules in the capital,  BBC has reported.


Mr Besigye was supposed to address a rally at Nakivubo stadium before he was arrested denying him the chance to campaign within the heart of the city.

Police gained access to the politician after they used teargas in dispersing hundreds of his supporters on one of Kampala’s main highways as they were headed with him to a campaign rally.

The FDC leader is one of the seven other candidates working to bring President Yoweri Museveni’s 30-year rule to an end in the nearing election set on Thursday.

When questioned about the shocking arrest, Police in Uganda refused to give any details but later explained to BBC they have not arrested opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye, but are holding him for not complying with orders and for disrupting traffic in the capital, Kampala.

Uganda’s police chief Kale Kayihura denied being aware of the incident. Mr Kayihura told BBC he knows nothing about the report that top opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye has been detained by his men.

But Mr Kayihura confirmed that police fired tear gas to scatter and chase off supporters of Mr Besigye in Kampala, and some of them were seized by the police.