Police have arrested independent candidate in the Kyaddondo East Parliamentary By-elections Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine), over campaign venue misunderstandings.
Bobi wine according to his supporters and campaign officials, was slated today to hold a rally at at the Wampeewo Playground in Kasangati, only to be told this morning that he was at a wrong place by police.
Bobi Wine, who joined hundreds of his enthusiastic supporters at venue mid-morning, and was picked up by anti riot police and taken to Kasangati Police Station where he was being detained by publication.
Police said the candidate was held under preventive arrest.
According to some of his fans, the independent candidate declined to leave the ground, after he was told that his NRM contender Sitenda Sebalu was also slated to hold a rally at the same ground.
President Yoweri Museveni is also expected at the same venue to campaign for Mr Sebalu.
Hundreds of supporters gathered at Kasangati Police station where they demonstrated demanding the release of their candidate.
Police were yet to comment on the matter.