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Heavy deployment Ahead of Besigye Return

Presence of both military and regular police officers is visible from Kibuye to Entebbe airport.
A joint force of military and police officers have heavily deployed on Entebbe road ahead of the return of former presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye.

Besigye returns to the country today following one month trip to the United States and United Kingdom.

Presence of both military and regular police officers is visible from Kibuye to Entebbe airport.

At Kibuye round about, a number of soldiers are seen patrolling the area, with about 15 regular police officers. There was however no sign of police deployment at the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party headquarters in Najjanankumbi by press time.

Joint military and anti-riot police officers are stationed at Kawuku trading center and Kisubi police post, about 15kilometers from Entebbe Airport. Heavy deployment is also at the entrance of Entebbe International Airport where Besigye is expected to arrive shortly after 8am aboard a Kenya Airways flight from Nairobi.

Water Canon and teargas trucks are stationed at Kajjansi police station and Abaita Ababiri trading center while at Kitubulu a road block has been mounted. All passengers are asked to get out of their vehicles for a police check before they are allowed to proceed.

A number of FDC supporters have arrived at the airport as early as 6am to welcome Besigye. He is expected to address the media on arrival, and thereafter proceed to the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi.

However yesterday, Police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi warned FDC supporters against hooliganism.

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