Kizza Besigye charged with murder after deadly Uganda anti-age limit protests
Friday October 20 2017
Uganda police block opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye's car when they intercepted on his way to Kabale town near the border with Rwanda on October 19, 2017. PHOTO | ROBERT MUHEREZA
Kizza Besigye who has contested and lost four presidential elections against long-time leader President Yoweri Museveni, was detained on Thursday.
In Wednesday’s rally, two people died as police fought running battles with government opponents who were assembling at the Rukungiri Stadium in southwestern Uganda to denounce a legislative plan to extend Museveni’s rule.
In power for more than three decades, Mr Museveni is backing proposed legislation to remove that age ceiling.