Unusual happenings in Uganda have been witnessed since Bobi wine announced his candidature of vying presidency in the country. He has faced escalating police harassment since announcing his intention to challenge President Yoweri Museveni, who seized power at the head of a rebel army back in the days.
Reports reaching media houses indicate that so far seven people have died and at least 45 were injured in protests that erupted after police arrested Ugandan presidential candidate and pop star Bobi Wine on Wednesday, Ugandan police said.
“As of yesterday evening we had seven people who lost their lives, about 45 people got injuries including an LDU (armed civilian force) whose head was smashed,” police spokesperson Fred Enanga said.
Mr. Enanga claimed the National Unity Platform (NUP) led by Wine violated election guidelines issued to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Mp Bobi wine is currently detained in Jinja following his arrest in Luuka where he had gone to campaign on Wednesday.Bobi wine was arrested alongside Jinja-based pastor Andrew Muwanguzi and five other supporters.
They are currently being interrogated on charges of negligent conduct likely to spread the infectious disease, obstruction, and holding unauthorized assembles
“But it (NUP) doesn’t have control over these demonstrators. They don’t have the ability to restore a situation that has gone out of hand and yet they’re promoting violence.
This is unacceptable,” Mr. Enanga told state-owned Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) on Thursday morning. Crimes of looting, vandalism, and robbery by other criminals taking advantage of the violent demonstrations have been fellows as you read this article kindly remember Uganda in prayers.
May those souls lost rest in peace and also quick recovery for those in various hospitals nursing injuries.