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Besigye ‘reinforces’ his car to fend off police

Uganda opposition leader Kiiza Besigye has modified his car as deterrence measure against brute police force that he been often been subjected to in the past.

In a series of Tweets, Besigye uploaded several pictures of his white Land cruiser which has since been fitted with steel reinforcement on the windscreen and windows.

Since following out with President Yoweri Museveni after serving as his personal physician during the bush war, Besigye has severally been caught on the wrong side of the law.

He has in the past been the subject of brutal arrest by the Ugandan police, harassment and torture. The most infamous incident was when the police broke the windows of his vehicle and flashed him out using pepper spray. The opposition leader also has several cases pending in court.

It remains to be seen if the modification to the car, registration number UAN 661V, will serve the purpose.