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Bobi Wine Charged; Lawyers “Denied Access” at Nalufenya

 

Presidential Hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) has reportedly been charged for holding a mass campaign rally and endangering hundreds of lives of his supporters

Bobi Wine, who was arrested on Wednesday in Luuka district and retained at Nalufenya Police, was charged with committing an act likely to cause the spread of an infectious disease.

Police in the charge sheet said Bobi Wine and others at large “knowingly or having reason to believe that it was likely to spread infectious disease mobilized and addressed a campaign rally of more than 100 people who were not respecting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of Electoral Commission and Ministry of health and act likely to spread infectious disease.”

His arrest earlier today sparked widespread protests in different parts of Kampala, Wakiso and other districts.

Speaking to reporters earlier at Nalufenya, Counsel Muwada Nkunyingi, one of the National Unity Platform lawyers said he had been blocked from seeing Bobi Wine.

Nkunyingi claimed when he arrived at the facility, he was told he couldn’t see his client and had to wait outside.

“They (officers) said they had orders from one Frank Mwesigwa not to allow anybody to talk to Bobi Wine in his absence. It gets us wondering if the whole police belongs to this one person,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the protests which broke out in Kampala turned deadly as police used teargas and bullets to disperse the angry mobs.

In one incident, a police officer was attacked and hit repeatedly with what appeared to be a hammer, by a protester in down town Kampala.

There was also footage shared on social media of groups of people tearing down billboards of NRM Presidential candidate Yoweri Museveni

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