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Besigye Arrested for Protesting High Commodity Prices

By Melanie Aanyu,

Four time presidential candidate and leader of the People’s Front for Transition (PFT), Kizza Besigye was this afternoon arrested hours to the budget reading.

The opposition strongman had earlier on managed to beat security, and made his way to downtown Kampala in what was a resumption of his “wake up call” protests against high commodity prices.

Armed with a megaphone, Besigye, who was clad in his favourite blue shirt atop his Toyota Land Cruiser said that Ugandans should not fund Museveni’s government in the financial year 2022/23.

A joint force of police and UPDF military officers however intercepted his protest, forced Besigye back in his car, before towing the car away from the crowd.

By the time of writing this report, Besigye was being detained at CPS under heavy military deployment.