Uganda police on Thursday arrested opposition chief Kizza Besigye after surrounding his home in Kasangati for hours.
Mr Besigye, a bitter rival of President Yoweri Museveni, was arrested as he attempted to leave his residence.
He was taken to Naggalama Police Station.
The politician woke up to find his house surrounded by police and police cars both at the front and back gate.
When he tried to leave using the back gate, he was asked to get into the pickup there.
Mr Besigye then tried to leave his house using the main entrance but police were stationed there with a police van.