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Protestors block Jinja bridge over Bobi Wine

Tyres set ablaze by protestors near Umbercoat round blocked vehicles from accessing the new Jinja bridge

Tyres set ablaze by protestors near Umbercoat round blocked vehicles from accessing the new Jinja bridge

Protestors believed to be from the  People Power movement yesterday staged a demonstration in Jinja town, blocking off access to the new Jinja bridge for over 30 minutes. They were demanding for the release of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. 

Led by Alex Mufumbiro, the activists set ablaze old car tyres around Umbercoat roundabout near the bridge, blocking vehicles for over 30 minutes. They also held placards written on messages that are calling upon government to free Bobi Wine and allow him traverse the country freely without any interruptions as well as calling an end to the brutality against opposition politicians and their supporters. 

Bobi Wine was arrested on Monday and remanded to Luzira prison on charges of disobedience of statutory duty when he and his co-accused in July 2018, allegedly held a demonstration to protest against the over-the-top tax (OTT) - commonly known as social media tax. He is currently applying for bail via the newly introduced teleconferencing system where suspects don't have to physically come to court to have their cases heard. 

Mufumbiro states that People Power youth have mobilized themselves around Busoga sub-region and will continue to protest until government adheres to their demands of free space for all political actors in the country.

"We, the Basoga are tired of being controlled by the state. We said we shall stop the business of the bridge and we’re doing it because we’re protesting against what they are doing to Bobi Wine. Busoga is taking the lead in changing the trajectory of this country. Enough is enough." said Mufumbiro. 

Jinja resident district commissioner (RDC) Erick Sakwa warned the activists that they will be arrested. Sakwa further warned activists against staging protests along highways, stressing that, they may lead to accidents following the high traffic of consumer good vehicles. 

"I have received numerous reports about the dubious actions of People Power group in Jinja town involving themselves in burning tyres in the middle of the road. And as you know, Jinja is the gateway to so many towns, it is on a highway taking trailers, fuel tanks. I’m sounding a serious warning to those who are involved in such acts that as security we are going to take them on." Sakwa said. 

Comments

0 #11 Akot 2019-05-04 21:24
Quoting Lakwena:


And Jama, a dramatic change is going to come from a direction Mr. M7 least expects.

In other words, it will be a heart attack shocker.


Thanks.

And the dramatic change MUST come from every tribal land as it's the duty of every Ugandan to bring change & stop Museveni owning our country formed by our tribal lands!

What ever administration Ugandans will go for when UNITY throws Museveni out will be in peace as no one wants war & there's no reason for it!

Will tribal leaders stand down & NOW, so that Ugandans have chance to a future that they can only get through UNITY that will throw Museveni out?
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0 #12 Akot 2019-05-04 21:30
Quoting Kelly:


Indeed the absence of BW's clear plan is what has made the whole of Kampala become a war zone.

And you muzzle someone without a clear plan!


Agreed, but,

Neither Kampala noo any tribal land will be base protected by Ugandans as long as the tribalistic system ensures Museveni's safety, while putting every tribe in danger!

Tribal leaders MUST stand down or Ugandans MUST force them to, if Museveni is to be stopped from using our people against one aother to just go on till he drops dead of old age & his son takes over!
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0 #13 Akot 2019-05-04 21:41
Quoting Odongkara:


If there is no plan why the panic?


Agreed.

the only plan Ugandans need is UNITY around Bobi Wine to block Muiseveni, as then, our people will be telling the demon: Now we have 1 of us & we don't need you around!

Ugandans MUST UNITE around Bobi Wine & block Museveni as this will force his personal army-police to decide too!

Uganda formed by tribal lands belong to Ugandans & they alone have the power, in UNITY, to make their stand!

Why is Museveni still protected/kept in power through the tribalistic system in a country he has no tribal land?

Ugandans cannot affrod to go for next fake election as this will continue to legalise Museveni who is the only winner & lock our people with him, while locking out the outside world!
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