Uganda’s opposition presidential candidate detained: police
Opposition leader Kizza Besigye speaks during a news conference at his home at the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda, February 21, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

NAIROBI: Ugandan opposition candidate Kizza Besigye was detained by police as a “preventative” security measure on Monday, police said, two days after he failed to beat long-serving President Yoweri Museveni in an election that observers say was flawed.

“Today, (Besigye) had mobilized a group of youth to storm the electoral commission. We had information that they had planned to cause violence in the city,” said police spokesman Patrick Onyango.

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