Besigye arrested for raiding “vote rigging centre”


Besigye arguing with police

FDC presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, has been arrested just at the end of the Election Day.

Besigye was arrested in Naguru, a Kampala suburb this evening only minutes after voting closed in the country.

Initial reports indicate that Besigye handpicked a house in Naguru which he claimed was a vote rigging centre.


In the company of Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and FDC team, Besigye tried to access the house which he suspects is a parallel tallying centre.

He was blocked and arrested by a Joint police and army unit.

Speaking earlier after casting his vote in Rukungiri, Besigye asked: “If Museveni wants to be president for life, why should he waste tax payers’ money organising a sham election.”


Eyewitnesses tells us the occupants of the suspected house run to the back even dropping a wallet and keys in haste.

According to Besigye, the government team occupying the said rigging centre had installed a software with which they tapped into the electoral commission main servers to inflate the incumbent’s final percentage.

The select strong IT team was reportedly managed by military.


The alleged tally centre aimed at reportedly giving the incumbent a reasonable percentage that would make him win.

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says they are “holding Besigye for his own safety”.

“We fear he might be crushed to death by his supporters.”

Besigye was forced into a police van and driven back to his home in Kasangati.

Erias Lukwago too has been released.

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