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Besigye has been arrested again

Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] strongman, Kizza Besigye, has been arrested again from his home in Kasangati and rushed off to detention.

This is the fifth time Besigye is being arrested in a space of days.

He was arrested four times last week alone; twice over rallies in Kampala and Makerere university and twice over election rigging claims.

This morning, he was arrested outside his gate while trying to walk to Electoral Commission offices in Kampala to protest presidential election results.

On Saturday, EC chairman, Eng Badru Kiggundu, announced President Yoweri Museveni winner of 2016 elections with 60%.

Besigye was second with 35% and Amama Mbabazi, the former Prime Minister, third with 1.4%.

Besigye protested the results and issued a statement to that effect calling the election the most fraudulent in the country’s history.

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By that time, he was under house arrest on claims he planned to burn down the city.

On Sunday, President Yoweri Museveni said he would not allow Besigye disturb Uganda’s peace.

Meanwhile, the United States of America had issued two statements calling for Besigye’s release and crossing the elections are irregular.

Besigye too issued a statement yesterday evening calling upon youth to join him in a march to EC offices located along Jinja road this morning.

However, police issued a parallel statement saying he had not written to them to notify them on the planned march and would not allow it.

The officers have lived to their promises, arresting Besigye as he left his home and whisking him away to Naggalama police station in Mukono.

Police says it will take election results to Besigye’s home or his office while the electoral commission says its ready and waiting for him to pick the results.

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