Opposition to petition UN aviation body

Besigye arrest: Opposition to petition UN aviation body

The Opposition have said they will petition the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICOA) to investigate breach of aviation security during the arrest of former presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, who was plucked out of a Kenya Airways aircraft.

Dr Besigye was on Monday morning bundled out of KQ Flight 410 by security operatives, who claimed to have intelligence that he was bent on causing chaos on Entebbe Road as his supporters lined the streets to welcome him from a six-week overseas trip.

Dr Besigye said he was kidnapped by goons working with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), who bundled him into a waiting CAA vehicle and delivered him to a police car that speedily whisked him off to his Kasangati home in Wakiso District, forcing him to abandon a planned press briefing at his party headquarters in Najjanakumbi.

Police insist Dr Besigye was picked from the Arrival Lounge exit and not the aircraft.