Uganda: Is Kizza Besigye returning to finish his unfinished revolution against Museveni?

By Musinguzi Blanshe
Posted on Monday, 30 May 2022 16:22

Veteran Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye is charged with inciting violence during a protest, in Kampala
Veteran Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye sits in the dock at the courtroom where he was charged with inciting violence during a protest against soaring consumer prices, in Kampala, Uganda May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa

Opposition to President Yoweri Museveni's rule has stiffened as of late, with political rivals jumping on issues like cost of living. Kizza Besigye, Uganda’s veteran opposition politician, has a long pedigree in unsettling the regime, and appears to be making a fresh attempt to fight for change. We examine his chances.

In recent months, Besigye’s talking points have been about the rising cost of living, but his main target is awakening masses to fight Museveni who has been in power since 1986.