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Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Kizza Besigye is accused of disregarding a Police directive to use Mukwano road, which is considered to be less congested, for his procession to the city center.
15 Feb 2016 13:01
FDC leader Kizza Besigye watches police around his car in Wandegeya
Police has arrested Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye following a disagreement over a route to use to his campaign venue in the central Business District.

Besigye is accused of disregarding a Police directive to use Mukwano road, which is considered to be less congested, for his procession to the city center. He however insisted on going through the Jinja road, which runs through the city centre.

Kampala District Police Commander Aaron Baguma, says a procession through Jinja road would disrupt business.

The four-time presidential candidate was briefly held at Kampala's Central Police Station before being taken to Kiia Road Police Station. By the time of publishing this story,  police was driving Besigye towards Kasangati Police Station, in the outskirts of Kampala.

Hundreds of Besigye's supporters including  FDC candidates for parliamentary and Local Council positions are following the Police car.

The Electoral Commission campaign timetable indicates that Besigye has planed rallies in several parts of Central Kampala including: Makerere University, Nabagereka Primary School and Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium.

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