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Uganda’s Bobi Wine arrested, yet again

New year, new Bobi Wine arrest at the hands of the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

Ugandan Police have arrested youthful opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi, who is popularly known as Bobi Wine.

The singer-turned-politician was arrested on Monday (06.01.20) by dozens of uniformed policemen in Kampala as he attempted to access a venue in the outskirts of the capital city so as to carry out public participation ahead of the country’s general elections in 2021.

Media reports indicate he was arrested alongside several of his aides and whisked to Kasangati Police station.

The Kyadondo East lawmaker has declared his intention of challenging President Yoweri Museveni in the elections.He insists the public participation is provided for in the country’s constitution.

One police officer told popular Ugandan news outlet NBS TV that the public participation meeting could not take place because it was to be held in an open place.

The 37-year-olds arrest was however not without drama, as police fired several teargas canisters in the air to disperse several of his supporters.

Uganda’s electioneering period has in the past been marred by drama, violence and police arrests.

The popular personality has been arrested severally since he begun his quest to free his countrymen from Museveni’s oppression. In 2019, millions of people online have supported his cause and also called for his release in #FreeBobiWine.

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