Two Presidential Aspirants Arrested in Uganda

Police in Uganda on Thursday detained two presidential aspirants.
The two-former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi a former confidant of Predient Yoweri Museveni and Dr. Kiiza Besigye were detained in two separate incidents for attempting to hold consultation meeting for their candidature in the upcoming elections.
Former Prime Minister Amama was arrested while on his way to the eastern Ugandan district of Mbale where he was due to hold consultation with his supporters.
He was detained as he approached the Owen Falls Dam and driven back to Kampala where he was detained at Kira Road Police Station.
Mbabazi was pulled out of the car by police who blocked his convoy at the Own Falls Dam near Jinja town. They dragged to a waiting police double cabin vehicle and driove off only to turn up at a Kampala police station.
Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Police director of operations says the former Prime Minister was asked to either drive back to Kampala or get arrested. He says Mbabazi opted to be arrested and he is under “preventive arrest” at Kira Road Police Station.
In a related development police also arrested Dr. Kiiza Besigye an opposition politician who also intends to contest in the 2016 general elections. Kiiza Besigye is also being held at a police station near Kampala.
President Museveni is currently facing the biggest opposition to his 30-year rule from his own party following the declaration made by his former confidant Amama Mbabazi that he will contest against him.

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