By Own Correspondent – Drama ensued this morning in Kasangati trading centre in Wakiso district when the president of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Col. Kiiza Besigye was arrested and detained at Kasangati Police station.
The police and other security organizations have accused Besigye of organising a demonstration against high fuel and commodity prices in Uganda.
The police rounded off Besigye, along Kampala -Gayaza road, where some people had joined him to walk to the city centre.
Besigye was arrested together with a group of seven other FDC activists. During the fiasco leading to his arrest, Besigye described himself as an ordinary person who did not have military weapons, power and nobody buys him food. Besigye was thrown onto a police patrol vehicle and he was taken to Kasangati police station where he was charged for inciting violence before being released on bail.
Besigye was arrested at Lutete on Gayaza road with seven other people who had joined him in a demonstration called by the opposition. Drama ensued upon reaching the Police post when Besigye refused to disembark from a Police patrol until policemen used force to lift him into the building. Police fired teargas to disperse people who had gathered at the Police post demanding for his release.
Fellow former presidential aspirant Norbert Mao has also been produced to Nakawa magistrate court over the same. He was in the morning arrested with some of his party members at Ntinda, a Kampala suburb heading to the city center on foot.
Other Opposition members being questioned over the walk to work demo include; Nandala Mafabi, Wafula Ogutu and Jack Sabiti.