“BREAKING: Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye has been arrested outside his home as he attempted to move to town in protest of the unreasonable commodity prices and alleged “political succession”” (NBS Television, 12.05.2022).
“Four time presidential candidate Rtd.Col Kizza Besigye has been arrested by police following his declaration of the walk to work protests today. He was whisked back to his Kasangati residence where he remains under detention!” (Ekyooto, 12.05.2022).
The authorities and the Police Force has yet again used their abilities to pre-emptive arrest Dr. Kizza Besigye. Done with a Court Order or an indictment of Besigye. This is showing how the state is blocking Besigye from being active or protest.
The pictures of the protest only shows a handful of people and wasn’t a major gathering even. This wouldn’t be a cause for a stir or could been seen as public disorder. Neither was this protest violent and such. So, this is just cracking down on anything that could inspire or spiral out elsewhere.
There was anti-riot police who picked up and certainly they are blocking his compound off. That is something the authorities has done before and the same with this arrest. Besigye knows everything about being arrested.
More news to follow. Especially, when Besigye starts to announce things from his home and when the Uganda Police Force comes out with statements to explain the matter. Peace.