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Ugandan presidential challenger Kizza Besigye arrested

Ugandan anti-riot police arrest opposition leader Kizza Besigye on a busy Kampala street after tear-gassing him and his supporters, on February 15, 2016Ugandan police fired tear gas on Monday to disperse opposition supporters as they arrested a top presidential challenger, Kizza Besigye, days ahead of presidential polls, reports said. “The arrest followed chaotic scenes as Besigye campaigned in parts of Kampala” ahead of Thursday’s election, the state-run New Vision newspaper reported, adding that tear gas was fired. Besigye, a three-time failed presidential candidate, heads the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party.

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