On the 13th of April 2011, Opposition leader dr. Kizza besigye left home on foot to walk 16km to his office. He could have driven there, but wanting to protest rising fuel prices he chose to foot it to work. However he did not realise that in Uganda today you are not allowed to walk to work if you already own a car. Police, in their blue military style fatigues, only in Uganda, surrounded him gave him three options
- Return home
- Call his driver and complete his journey in the comfort of his car
- Accept a lift from the police
He chose neither and was promptly dispatched in the back of a double cabin pickup. The irony totally lost on the powers that be.