Op­po­si­tion Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment are plan­ning to write to the In­ter­na­tional Civil Avi­a­tion Or­gan­i­sa­tion (ICAO) to com­pel the Civil Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity to ex­plain what they term as mis­treat­ment of a pas­sen­ger at the En­tebbe In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

The MPs, while ad­dress­ing the me­dia at Par­lia­ment to­day, said the mis­han­dling of for­mer FDC pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, Dr. Kizza Be­si­gye on his re­turn from Eu­rope and the United States of Amer­ica, and ar­rested at the run­way of the air­port was un­pro­fes­sional and a risk to his safety.

Be­si­gye, who re­turned to the coun­try on Mon­day at 8.15 am aboard Kenya Air­ways, was later dri­ven off to his home in Kasan­gati, Wak­iso dis­trict, es­corted by se­cu­rity of­fi­cers.

The Leader of Op­po­si­tion in Par­lia­ment, Win­nie Ki­iza, con­demned the act, stat­ing that Be­si­gye’s rights as a cit­i­zen were vi­o­lated and he was hu­mil­i­ated in front of pas­sen­gers, some of whom in­cluded tourists and po­ten­tial in­vestors.

Shadow Min­is­ter of In­ter­nal Af­fairs and Bu­tam­bala County MP, Muhammed Kivumbi says the op­po­si­tion has asked its Shadow At­tor­ney Gen­eral, Wil­fred Ni­wagaba to write a let­ter to ICAO, a United Na­tions body tasked with cod­i­fy­ing the prin­ci­ples and tech­niques of in­ter­na­tional air nav­i­ga­tion and fos­ters the plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment of in­ter­na­tional air trans­port to en­sure safe and or­derly growth.

The mem­bers also ques­tioned the heavy pres­ence of mil­i­tary sol­diers dur­ing the op­er­a­tion, say­ing Be­si­gye should not have been treated like a ter­ror­ist.

Dur­ing a press con­fer­ence at his home on Mon­day, Be­si­gye also ac­cused the CAA of be­ing in­volved in his ar­rest, a claim the au­thor­ity has since de­nied.