You could as well say President Yoweri Museveni has “embraced” FDC politician, Kizza Besigye’s walk-to-work bonanza after giving it a “peaceful” touch.
The country’s president was photographed last evening walking-to-work on New York streets in the USA, rekindling memories of 2011 walk-to-work protests in Uganda.
The April riots invented by Besigye, were demonstrating against the rising cost of living in the capital Kampala.
Kizza Besigye was arrested on 28 April for demonstrating against rising prices of food especially sugar and fuel.
A police officer, Gilbert Arinaitwe Bwana, smashed a window of Besigye’s car and sprayed him in the face with tear gas, temporarily blinding him.
Hundreds of his supporters were too arrested over the violence.
Museveni, 4 years later “walks-to-work”
According to pictures released by the presidential press secretary, Lindah Nabusayi, President Museveni like Besigye also decided to take a walk-to-work.
Lindah explained that President preferred to walk in order to avoid delays in attending meetings.
The physically fit Museveni walked from the United Nations Hall to Uganda House and later to the African Union Commission offices escorted by International Affairs minister, Henry Oryem, and his bodyguards.