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Protests: Bobi Wine arrested as army takes over city

Army patrolling the city streets

Army patrolling the city streets

National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has been arrested in downtown Kampala. Kyagulanyi and several members of the NUP were heading to the City Square to protest against the continued abduction, arrest and alleged killing of opposition supporters.

The army has since taken over the city security with several combat vehicles now seen patrolling the streets and sharpshooters taking positions on top of city buildings. 

Kyagulanyi recently announced that he would lead peaceful demonstrations to challenge the abduction of NUP supporters, the trial of civilians in military courts, and the outcome of the January 14 presidential election which gave President Yoweri Museveni victory against 10 other candidates. 

Kyagulanyi claims he won the election by 54.19 per cent ahead of Museveni, who was instead given 58.38 per cent of the total votes cast and Kyagulanyi 35.08 per cent.

Kyagulanyi has since called on Ugandans to take to the streets to protest the outcome of the results, and what he calls the oppressive government of Museveni. 

“I call upon you to rise up peacefully, unarmed and demonstrate against a regime that has oppressed us," he said.

Today afternoon, Kyagulanyi accompanied by the secretary general David Lewis Rubongoya, spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, Muhammad Ssegirinya, the MP-elect of Kawempe North, and Derick Nyeko from Makindye East, among others, marched to the city, prompting a fleet of boda-boda riders following them.

However, these were intercepted around the Mabirizi complex by anti-riot police and field force unit personnel and taken to the Central police station (CPS).

During the scuffle, the police fired teargas and bullets to disperse the gathering crowds. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says that Kyagulanyi has been arrested with nine other people. Kyagulanyi since been driven back to his home in Magere and the others released without charge.

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+2 #1 oongo 2021-03-15 17:51
what is the purpose of uganda constitution? the act of repraisal by the regime is out of thee constitution of uganda.

being narcissist all the time and having diversonal construction and obstruct the will of the people is un called for. even a child who has born yesterdays knows these things by the regime who never won elections and choses to assert their narcissistic will of the citizen. i call upon everyone the write this histiry of uganda.
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+2 #2 Okonye 2021-03-15 18:49
I wonder how long this will go on. As leaders you need to sit and chat a way forward.

Really if our leaders are mindful of the future for the young generation how is the economy going to run with this kind of situation.

Please let everybody chew a humble pie and talk peace for Uganda to continue to prosperity. That's my thought!
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-2 #3 Akot 2021-03-15 21:41
Ugandans MUST become "real humans" by bringing down the tribalistic system & UNITING to block Museveni, NOW!

As it is, how on earth will our people make it to 2026?

To whom does Uganda, formed by tribal lands, belong?

Tribal leaders MUST become "real humans" & stand down to give way to UNITY to stop this terror Ugandans go through, yet they remain in post to ensure division, thus Museveni's post!

Our son, brother Bobi Wine has no land to stand on, no right to talk to Ugandans, is treated like a terrorist who invaded Uganda, but tribal leaders hang on to their chief Museveni & just live, unconcerned, enjoy the inhumanity that has become normality; how evil!

Why has Bobi Wine no right to talk to Ugandans in the country formed by our tribal lands !
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-2 #4 Akot 2021-03-15 21:44
Why are tribal leaders watching Bobi Wine & supporters tortured by migrant Museveni in silence?

Why don't Ugandans support Bobi Wine in UNITY to give chance to get back our country, then go for the kind of governance they want?

Why are Ugandans enjoying humiliation, torture of Bobi Wine & supporters, as if these have no right to be in Uganda?

Why has Bobi Wine no right to talk to Ugandans in the country formed by our tribal lands yet migrant Museveni farts, spits, uses Ugandans to ensure his diabolical hold on the country?

Why are tribal leaders, mps watching Bobi Wine & supporters tortured by migrant Museveni in silence?

Ugandans MUST support Bobi Wine in UNITY, get back our country, then go for the kind of governance they want!

Why are Ugandans enjoying humiliation, torture of Bobi Wine & supporters, as if these have no right to be in Uganda but migrant Museveni does?
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-1 #5 Abwoch Pa Ayaa 2021-03-16 02:59
Through all what Bovine Wine is leading, a lot of people may look at him as if he is wasting time but, he is making history.

So my request is to all the opposition to realise that it take any person to sacrifice oneself to unite people together.

Until then they do it is easy to take care of dictator Museveni.
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+1 #6 kambarage 2021-03-16 03:20
Quoting Akot:
Ugandans MUST become "real humans" by bringing down the tribalistic system & UNITING to block Museveni, NOW!

As it is, how on earth will our people make it to 2026?

To whom does Uganda, formed by tribal lands, belong?


Why has Bobi Wine no right to talk to Ugandans in the country formed by our tribal lands !


He had his time to speak in campaigns. He spoke, the people heard. Some voted for him, majority did not.

Unfortunately his mind is skewed towards winning only and has failed to appreiciate that he was competing to win or lose.

Now he wants to disrupt the winner. Let him wait for the next election. Now he is just a disruption to people's work.
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+2 #7 Lysol 2021-03-16 04:52
Weather Museveni likes it or not, the torch of power will have to be passed to the next generation of leaders.

He is out of touch with the reality of life.
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+2 #8 Lakwena 2021-03-16 10:16
Quoting kambarage:
... !


He had his time to speak in campaigns. He spoke, the people heard. Some voted for him, majority did not.

Unfortunately his mind is skewed towards winning only and has failed to appreiciate that he was competing to win or lose.

Now he wants to disrupt the winner. Let him wait for the next election. Now he is just a disruption to people's work.

But Kambarage, after miserably losing the December 10th 1980 General Erection; why didn't "Our Problem of Africa", Gen Tibuhaburwa wait for the next General Election in December 1985?

Just asking.
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0 #9 Netizen2021 2021-03-17 16:06
Bobi Wine should simply give us a break! We've got enough on our plates as it is to worry, or lose a night of sleep over his loss.

He should stop crying over spilt milk, and focus on his music. It's incomprehensible, how he has relentlessly managed to come up with all these half baked ideas on how to get unsuspecting Ugandans killed!

Shame on you Bobi! Your sacrifice and the blood shed you caused will definitely go unnoticed!
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