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Friday, April 29, 2011

Besigye Flown to Kenya for Treatment

Reports from the international press indicate that Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was flown to Nairobi, Kenya for emergency treatment. 

Dr. Besigye was yesterday roughed up by security forces in Uganda's capital, Kampala. The opposition leader has lately been in the headlines over the Walk-to-Work campaign, a campaign mooted to protest over the rising cost of living in the East African country. 

According to Reuters, 

"Dr Besigye left his house in an ambulance (at 5.30 pm, local time) ago en route to the airport from where he will fly to Nairobi for medical treatment," said Anne Mugisha, deputy foreign secretary of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change party.

Dr. Besigye is expected to received treatment on his eyes which were injured after having been sprayed using pepper in Kampala.

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