Bobi Wine arrested in Kasangati

Tuesday June 27 2017

Police in Kasangati, Wakiso District have arrested the independent candidate vying for Kyadondo East MP seat, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine.

Mr Kyagulanyi was on Tuesday arrested as he tried to address his supporters at Kasaganti where his last rally is scheduled to be today.

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He was briefly detained at Kasangati police station before being whisked away to at Kira Division police after his supporters turned rowdy, demanding his release.

It is not yet clear whether Mr Kyagulanyi will be charged.

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Stand off between Mr Kyagulanyi's supporters and police at Kira police. Photo by Michael Kakumirizi


Police say Mr Kyagulanyi was earlier warned against using the venue because President Yoweri Museveni was about a kilometre away from his (Kyagulanyi's) campaign venue.
Mr Museveni is in the constituency to campaign for the NRM candidate Sitenda Sebalu.
But Mr Kyagulanyi's team contend that their candidate did not break any law because that where he was supposed to hold his last rally.

His supporters have stormed Kira Division police demanding for his release.

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The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Apollo Kantinti addressing journalists at Besigye's home in Kasangati. Photo by Abubaker Lubowa

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Apollo Kantinti has also told journalists at Dr Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati that he was heading to Kira Police to demand for the release of Mr Kyagulanyi.
“It is absurd that police has arrested one of my competitors in the race for Kyadondo East. These are some of the reasons why court nullified my election. I’m going to police to demand for his release. It’s unacceptable,” said Mr Kantinti.