CLOSED: several traders in the Central Business District have closed thier shops after police and the military fired teargas and live bullets to disperse crowds that had swelled to offer support to opposition FDC leader Dr Kizza Besigye. Photo credit A.Lubowa/Daily Monitor.

Business in Kampala’s Central Business District has come to a standstill with several traders closing their shops and other business premises following the firing of teargas and live bullets by police and the military police.

This development follows the arrest of opposition kingpin Dr Kizza Besigye, who had earlier today stormed the city after beating police a cordon at his Kasangati home, triggering off a frenetic damage-control effort by the security forces.

Currently, Dr Besigye, a leading presidential aspirant who rejected the results of the February 18 presidential elections, has been arrested by police and reportedly taken to Naggalama Police Station.

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Dr Besigye’s arrest today comes just a day before the swearing in of his political nemesis President Yoweri Museveni tomorrow at the Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.