A top Reporter was yesterday arrested by Ugandan police whilst reporting live for NBS TV outside the house of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party leader Kizza Besigye in Kasangati.
The TV reporter, identified as Elijah Turyagumanawe and his cameraman,Wasswa Hassan,were arrested after a commotion ensued outside Besigye’s home when the latter was stopped by police for attempting to leave his house,as he-Besigye is under a house arrest.
Turyagumanawe and the cameraman were later released not long after being arrested but the social media uproar caused by this incident is incomparable to nothing.
Protesters present outside the Kasangati residence of opposition leader protesting against Yoweri Kaguta Museveni extended term of ruling as the president after the election board announced him winner of the February 18th 2016 general elections. Museveni was announced winner with over 5 million votes,whilst Besigye came second with 3million + votes.
The latter’s supporters have since protested against the results saying they were biased. Consequently Besigye has been put under a house arrest since and has been restricted from travel as the country attempts to maintain order.
Check out the arrested reporter who doubles up as an anchor;