Kizza Besigye arrives in Kasangati on Tuesday. [Picture/Meddie Musisi]

Uganda’s opposition leader Kizza Besigye has told his supporters that he will immediately reignite his defiance campaign, moments after he was granted bail.

Mr. Besigye after arrival at his Kasangati home briefly addressed his supporters.

“As I promised, we are going to start from where we stopped from,” Besigye vowed.

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The former Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate had been in custody for two months on treason charges.

The judge set the bail at UShs 100 million and said Mr Besigye should end his party’s defiance campaign, including demonstrations and weekly prayers at his party’s headquarters.

He also told the opposition leader to live peacefully and not cause any violence.

When he came out of the court building and flashed a victory sign.

He said: “I’m very happy to be out.”

The charges relate to allegedly declaring himself president and holding a swearing-in ceremony after February’s presidential poll.

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