Police have deployed heavily in Kamwokya Township to maintain peace and stability after area MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine was on Thursday night blocked from traveling to United States for treatment.
The law enforcement body confirmed in a statement that it “halted the departure of the Hon Kyagulanyi at Entebbe International Airport.”
Police spokesperson Emillian Kayima said Kyagulanyi “has been taken to Mulago National Referral Hospital for a medical examination as he alleged torture.”
He added: “Given the fact that he is on bail, the police is concerned and await for guidance from the relevant government department.”
On Friday morning, groups of Bobi’s supporters gathered in Kamwokya where they planned to hold protests.
The anti-riot police quickly deployed mobile patrol units and heavily-armed personnel to maintain order.
Some streets battles were reported today morning as police moved in slums to engage the protesters.
Public transport vehicles are being checked by security forces deployed in the area.
Dozens of Counter Terrorism squads remain visible in the township that recently turned into a battleground between police and rioters.