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Bobi Wine returns, arrested

Bobi Wine was driven straight to Kasangati police station

Bobi Wine was driven straight to Kasangati police station

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi has been arrested just moments after he landed at Entebbe International Airport.

He was forced into a waiting police vehicle, registration number, UP 7500 and driven straight to Kasangati police station near his home in Magere.

Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine, returned to the country today, Thursday after spending at least 19 days in the US receiving treatment following alleged torture at the hands of presidential guards, Special Forces Command (SFC). 

Journalists were barred from accessing the airport and although police had yesterday announced that only his immediate family members would be allowed to receive him, Bobi Wine's brother Eddie Yawe and singing partner Nubian Lee who had gone to pick the legislator were arrested. According to city lawyer Nicholas Opiyo about two dozen artists were also arrested. 

Also arrested were journalists including; URN's Henry Lubulwa, NTV's Joel Ssenyonyi, CBS radio's Diana Kibuuka, KTV's Moses Kyeyune, Sirajje Kiberu, Daily Monitor's Eve Mugganga, Catholic radio Sapientia's Charles Katabalwa and New Vision's Johnson.

Since he announced his return date last week, security has been on high alert to foil any homecoming rallies or assemblies by his adoring supporters. Since yesterday, police and the army mounted several roadblocks on Entebbe road - searching each and every vehicle going towards the airport. Traffic on the Entebbe expressway was also completely blocked. 

Today, on Entebbe and Gayaza road, people who had lined the road were indiscriminately beaten by security operatives. Even boda bodas bearing pro-Bobi Wine stickers were impounded and taken to Kasangati police station. 

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