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Kampala City In Chaos Over Bobi Wine’s Detention [Photos]

Police and the army in Uganda engaged protesters in running battles in the afternoon in Kampala  protesting over Bobi Wine detention.

The protesters, chanting Mr Wine’s slogan, ‘People Power. Our power’, on Monday afternoon lit bonfires in the middle of roads at Kisekka Market, Namirembe Road and Kikuubo Market Lane.

The crowds demanded the release of the Kyadondo East MP.

So far at least 10 have been arrested in the hullabaloo, in which the protesters blocked roads and police launched tear gas canisters and at times live bullets.

Read: Kenyans Block Busia Border Over Boby Wine’s Detention 

This follows earlier reports that Kenyans at the Busia border blocked roads over Wine’s troubles in Uganda. According to reports, the residents took to the streets and blocked all trucks heading to Uganda.

The protesters accused the government of arresting and torturing MPs Bobi Wine, Francis Zaake and others who were arrested in Arua last Monday, following a fracas that happened between MP-elect Kassiano Wadri’s supporters and those of NRM candidate Nusura Tiperu.

Wine is currently facing treason charges before a military tribunal over the possession of weapons, local media reported last week. He is standing trial before a military tribunal.

On Sunday, one person was shot dead and five injured after police battled rioters in Mityana Municipality following reports that the area MP’s Francis Zaake’s condition had deteriorated.

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Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

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