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LIVE: Uganda police escort Bobi Wine home to cheers from fans

LIVE: Uganda police escort Bobi Wine home to cheers from fans

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Lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi popularly referred to as Bobi Wine returned to Uganda after receiving specialist medical treatment in the United States.

He flew to the U.S. after alleging torture at the hands of the military after he was arrested during a political campaign where president Yoweri Museveni’s convoy was stoned by opposition elements according to government.

Local media have reported that the lawmaker’s brother has been arrested by police at the Entebbe International Airport. A number of journalists have also been arrested.

  • Bobi Wine arrived at Entebbe aboard Kenyan Airways flight KQ412.
  • Also on board the flight is former leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza.
  • Bobi Wine whisked into an army vehicle – Daily Monitor Uganda reports.
  • A Facebook live video shared by the MP confirms his arrest on touching down.
  • Police deny arresting him, they say he was only being provided escort to his home.
  • Bobi Wine is currently being held at Kasangati police station – The Observer Uganda reports.
  • Main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, says Uganda has become a Benghazi.
  • Police have finally escorted Bobi Wine to his home.

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According to a journalist Mujuni Raymond, who spoke to Bobi Wine, the MP flew from Amsterdam to Nairobi and was getting ready to enplane to Entebbe.

“I’m in touch with my legal team in Kampala and I will not leave the airport without them. I still intend to meet my relatives, have lunch in Kamwokya. I’m coming home no matter the intimidation and threat,” Bobi Wine is reported to have said.

Heavy police deployment

There is also report of heavy police deployment across the city where it is widely believed that supporters of Bobi Wine will march to receive him.

Police had earlier on Wednesday announced a set of security guidelines around his return, the move they said was to protect the public interest. Some of the measures included:

  • On his arrival, the Hon. MP will be received at Entebbe International Airport by his immediate family.
  • He will be availed security from the airport to his home.
  • Police will further ensure law and order for all road users.
  • There shall be no unlawful rallies, processions and assemblies
  • Any activity that entails a public gathering must be in conformity with the provisions of Public Order Management Act (POMA).
  • The Hon. MP is expected to comply with the traffic laws and regulations.

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