Col Dr. Kizza Besigye’s Toyota Land Cruiser, one of the most sought after vehicles in the country, has been tuned up to protect it and its passengers against projectiles and break-ins.
The vehicle Reg. Number UAN 661V has been targeted by police officers and more than often caught up in clashes with his stone-wildling supporters on one side, and armed law enforcement officers on the other.
Dr. Besigye decided to secure the vehicle by fitting it with wire mesh grills, to protect its windows and windscreens.
This comes days after the car was damaged for the umpteenth time during a scuffle between police and Besigye’s supporters in Mbarara.
The Tuesday scuffle according to Rwizi Regional Police Spokesperson Samson Kasasira, left Besigye’s and other police vehicles damaged.
Photos of Besigye’s tuned up cruise appeared Friday morning on social media, stimulating excitement amongst his supporters.
In 2011, Besigye’s car window was smashed open by Police officer Gilbert Arinaiwe Bwana, who then proceeded to sprig pepper spray in the politician’s eyes, nearly blinding him.
Ever since, the car has been hit several times by projectiles in police attempts to arrest him.