KAMPALA – Longtime Ugandan opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate has been arrested after he outsmarted police and found his way to the city centre.
Dr. Besigye is by press time still in unknown detention after police stopped him from leading a parallel anti-corruption walk.
Besigye, a four-time challenger to President Yoweri Museveni, beat the 24-hour police surveillance at his home in Kasanganti in Wakiso district this morning to make his way to city center.
He proceeded to lead Anti-Corruption Match in town only to be intercepted again.
Besigye says that Mr. Museveni and his group will not walk alone because they have hijacked an idea he started in 2010.
The FDC press conference was also initially scheduled to be held at the Katonga Road but was moved to undisclosed when the areas was massively sealed off by police.
Dr. Besigye and his self-styled People’s Government announced on Tuesday they have made preparations to join the walk organized by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit.
They argue that since President Museveni invited all Ugandans who are against corruption to take part, they feel they should be part since they are not excluded from
Police later advised Besigye and the group to first get police clearance before thinking of joining the walk
The People’s Government led by Dr. Besigye, on the other hand, say the walk by Museveni is to celebrate corruption in the country.
The group says it will hold a parallel walk on the same day to protest corruption tendencies in Uganda.