Former President Forum for Democratic Change party, Kizza Besigye, has been recognized by the Guinness World Book of Records as the most arrested man in the world.
Besigye was marked in the world book of records on Monday, 20th January 2020 when he was arrested for the 50th time and locked behind bars at Nalufenya Police Station. The arrest foiled his mission to address party loyalists who had camped at Bugembe Stadium in jinja.
Besigye got into running battles with police officers from Jinja Police Station, Bugembe Police Station and Kakira Police Stations before soldiers from Gadaffi Army Barracks were deployed to take charge.
Police fired teargas at Dr Besigye supporters after a public address system he was supposed to use inside the stadium, was allegedly dismantled by police.
Besigye’s arrest has now cemented his legacy in the world book of records for having the highest number of arrests in the world. 30% of his arrests alone came in 2016 when he got arrested more than 15 times during Uganda’s general elections.