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Police Detains Besigye as He Resumes protesting Against Skyrocketing Commodity Prices Hours to Budget Reading

Kizza Besigye

Former presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye has been arrested and detained at Kampala Central Police Station as he resumes protesting against skyrocketing commodity prices hears to the budget reading.

In his Toyota Land Cruiser While holding a megaphone in his favourite blue shirt, Besigye said that Ugandans should not fund Musevenis government in the financial year 2022/23.

The new (financial) year is here, we should not fund Museveni, Besigye said.

His arrest happened just hours before President Museveni presides over budget reading at Kololo ceremonial grounds.

However, a joint force of police and UPDF military officers intercepted his protest, forced Besigye back in his car, before towing the car away from the crowd.

He has been detained at CPS under heavy military deployment by the time of making this story.

It should be noted that Besigye first announced his protests in May 2022, at a time when many Ugandans were complaining about the increasing cost of consumer commodities and the lack of government intervention.

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On May 24, 2022he had seemingly managed to beat security at his home as he surfaced in the city centre, before he was arrested, dragged to the Central Police Station before being charged for incitement of violence and remanded to Luzira prison where he spent same weeks.

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Jolliebest Kasajja is a Ugandan Photo Journalist, Influencer, Photo and Videographer, Nnews Editor and Critic for African Politics.