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PHOTOS: Bobi Wine Supporters Hold Protests in Kamwokya

Security forces have restored calm in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb where small groups of Kyadondo East MP Hon Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine were protesting the lawmaker’s detention following the violence in Arua Municipality by-election.

The Defence spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire on Thursday said Bobi would be presented before the Court Martial for trial.

The musician-turned-politician was arrested on Monday in the Arua political violence for alleged possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

The youthful protesters said they were dissatisfied with the manner in which the state was handling Bobi’s case.

Others said they were worried about the politician’s life.

The fires have been put out by security forces
Police trucks stationed in the Kamwokya slum
Police personnel were deployed heavily in the township (Photos: Dickens Okello/CR)

“We will fight back until Bobi is released,” one of the protesters charged.

The rioters lit bonfires in the middle of the road. Tyres and wooden materials were set on fire as a show of resistance.

The Inspector General of Police, Okoth Ochola said the situation is calm and urged the public to “continue with their day to day duties” knowing that the security situation is normal.

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He said “wrong elements bent on spreading false information to cause fear and panic among the public that long arm of the law will catch up with you.”

Heavily armed police and military personnel were deployed in the area to arrest the situation.

No casualties have reported so far.

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