With just three days before the much anticipated presidential election, Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigye was briefly detained today by police in Kampala Central Business District.

According to reports, Besigye and his supporters were en route to a public rally and refused to heed orders from traffic officers.

Kampala Central Police Station DPC Aaron Baguma, reportedly suggested Besigye use Mukwana road as an alternative route to access the capital instead of going through Kampala CBD but the opposition leader is said to have refused to obey the orders.

Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

The 59 year-old leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) was later released.

Besigye has unsuccessfully contested against incumbent Yoweri Museveni, who has been president since 1986.

Source: Logg TV