Presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi has told police officers and their families that he plans to make their lives better once elected President next year.
Kyagulanyi who was being escorted by scores of Police and Military personnel, latched on an opportunity to address hundreds of people mostly families of police officers at the Naguru Police Barracks that stood along the Ntinda-Stretcher road.
In a brief stop to clear the way, Bobi Wine, standing atop his Land Cruiser asked the bystanders to support him in the coming election.
“I am your man and I am here to make your lives better,” he said.
“I believe that you (police officers) should be earning at least 1million shillings a month.”
He added that Police officers were being “forced to do evil” by their seniors.
“I know that you are our colleagues, we drink with you in bars, our kids go the same schools. You are our people,” he said.
Minutes later, Police fired teargas at the Spear Motors junction, to shake of the fleet of vehicles and bodabodas that were escorting Bobi Wine.
Several of those that were blocked off at this point were journalists who were covering the procession live.
The drive from the MP’s home in Magere lasted over one and half hours, as police fired teargas to get scores of supporters out of the way.
Bobi Wine was scheduled to be nominated by the Electoral Commission at 10am at the Kyambogo playground.
He arrived at 10:35 at the venue and the nomination exercise was set to commence by publication of this story.