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Bobi Wine supporters clash with police in Kamwokya

Protests have broken out in Kamwokya, a city suburb where the Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine spent most of his youth years.  

Kamwokya is the home of the Fire Base Crew which is a group of artists led by the jailed legislator alias 'ghetto president'. Bobi Wine was arrested on Tuesday in Arua where he'd gone to mobilise election support for independent candidate Kassiano Wadri.

Wadri, who won yesterday's by-election while in detention, today, alongside over 30 other suspects appeared before the Gulu Chief Magistrate's court and charged with treason. They were remanded to Gulu Main Prison until August 30.

The youth protesting

However, Bobi Wine and Mityana MP Francis Zaake did not appear in the army court as expected with their family, friends and supporters worried about the state of their health or whereabouts much as the army insists that they have them and are safe. There are fears that the two legislators were severely tortured. 

The angry youth blocked the Old Kiira road and lit fires in the middle of the road using old tyres to protest against Bobi Wine's arrest and subsequent detention in Arua since Tuesday evening. 

Riot police needed no second invitation and swung into action, firing teargas and live ammunition to disperse the protestors. Some of the protesters fled to Kifumbira slums where they regrouped and returned to the road. Other people ran to safety into Kamwokya Mosque. 

The chaos paralysed traffic and forced several businesses in Kamwokya trading centre to close. Bobi Wine was arrested together with other legislators and more than 30 other people for allegedly obstructing the president's motorcade and pelting it with stones during the last campaigns of the Arua Municipality parliamentary seat.

The by-election was eventually won independent candidate Kassiano Wadri. The president was returning from Boma grounds in Arua when he was allegedly attack by people wearing the campaign T-shirts of Wadri, the Arua municipality MP elect. 

Comments

+4 #11 Lakwena 2018-08-17 08:34
In other words, God forbid, suppose Bobi dies? Maybe hell will visit some homes and families too.
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+2 #12 Zaitun 2018-08-17 08:55
Museveni, we have been so accommodating for so long. Time has come for you and your brothers to quite. You have killed us enough. What exactly do you want?

Ugandans welcomed you and made you survive the hunger that drove you from your country, Tanzania; educated you and were lenient to you.

Instead of saying, thank you my country of adoption, you continue killing our people. Ugandans must stop taking a thief for a savior, a peace maker, a developer but the chief of gangsters.

It is high time we woke from slumber and drive these numbskulls to Lake Victoria and down the Nile. You should not lame Ugandans for what will happen tomorrow
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+1 #13 Kelly 2018-08-17 09:02
Muhereza Dan, you are right about protecting the holder of the office of the president; be it Robert Mugabe, Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Zabanga, Idris Debi, Idi Amin Data...etc. The world understands that quite well.

What is wrong and causing outrage is why a suspect should come out of a military detention facility with wounds, lash marks, broken bones, bleeding orifices etc.

Imagine Zaake and Bobi Wine couldn't be arraigned in court because they are dying. What happened to the two?
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-10 #14 Wanaichi 2018-08-17 10:13
Why Observer has become rubbish bin in which garbage of people are filling comments with malice and hate?

What did they ,those saboteurs and haters do good for Uganda? Just accusing spreading malice hate and killing ( I am sure some of pigs who are making comments are also paid killers for the fistful of dollars) do and take some positive action.

Frim day to day from year to year I meet same pigs Gwok Akot Lakwena who spread poison on naive Ugandans Where are they?

Who are day? Their " hero" Crazy and dragged Bobi shitted in pants and and now will appear before the Judge and jury and luckily if not hanged.

The pig wants to be zChe Guevara of Uganda. He should be hanged for his balls!! nkpb3
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0 #15 Moha 2018-08-17 11:56
Museveni is a murderer. I pray the almighty gives him the punishment he deserves including his colleagues.

I pray the almighty gives them the worst of punishments. Ameen
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+1 #16 Lakwena 2018-08-17 13:03
Quoting Wanaichi:
Why Observer has become rubbish bin in which garbage of people are filling comments with malice and hate?

What did they ,those saboteurs and haters do good for Uganda? Just accusing spreading malice hate and killing ( I am sure some of pigs who are making comments are also paid killers for the fistful of dollars) do and take some positive action.

Frim day to day from year to year I meet same pigs Gwok Akot Lakwena who spread poison on naive Ugandans Where are they?

Who are day? Their " hero" Crazy and dragged Bobi shitted in pants and and now will appear before the Judge and jury and luckily if not hanged.

The pig wants to be zChe Guevara of Uganda. He should be hanged for his balls!! nkpb3


In other words, according to Wanaichi, Ugandans are hopelessly naive, dumb, blind and deaf such that the Lakwena, Akot and Gwok of this country can poison their uncritical minds.
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0 #17 JonSS 2018-08-17 13:14
Quoting Wanaichi:
Why Observer has become rubbish bin in which garbage of people are filling comments with malice and hate?

What did they ,those saboteurs and haters do good for Uganda? Just accusing spreading malice hate and killing ( I am sure some of pigs who are making comments are also paid killers for the fistful of dollars) do and take some positive action.

Frim day to day from year to year I meet same pigs Gwok Akot Lakwena who spread poison on naive Ugandans Where are they?

Who are day? Their " hero" Crazy and dragged Bobi shitted in pants and and now will appear before the Judge and jury and luckily if not hanged.

The pig wants to be zChe Guevara of Uganda. He should be hanged for his balls!! nkpb3


I can see enough state house trolls like you have been deployed for a small fee to defend the indefensible.

You’re doinng a disservice to yourself and your family. You’re on the wrong end of history
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0 #18 Olum S. 2018-08-17 15:36
Quoting Wanaichi:
Why Observer has become rubbish bin in which garbage of people are filling comments with malice and hate?

What did they ,those saboteurs and haters do good for Uganda? Just accusing spreading malice hate and killing ( I am sure some of pigs who are making comments are also paid killers for the fistful of dollars) do and take some positive action.

Frim day to day from year to year I meet same pigs Gwok Akot Lakwena who spread poison on naive Ugandans Where are they?

Who are day? Their " hero" Crazy and dragged Bobi shitted in pants and and now will appear before the Judge and jury and luckily if not hanged.

The pig wants to be zChe Guevara of Uganda. He should be hanged for his balls!!


Wanainchi, I think it is important they express their pain and anguish at what they see happening to their country.
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0 #19 Olum S. 2018-08-17 15:41
Wanainchi, They may not be able to do so fully, this being a country where censorship is heavily practised, but this is one of the very few available outlets where they feel can.

Remember, they also do you a great favour, even though you may not realise this. It’s always so interesting how just because you disagree with someone else’s views, you therefore feel they should be shut down, or you accuse them of being traitors, or aliens etc.

They are probably more patriotic than you will ever be, Wanainchi.
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