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Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested on campaign trail

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

Ugandan presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has been arrested by police while on the campaign trail.

The opposition lawmaker was arrested in Luuka distrct, east of the country, at the venue of a rally, according local media.

His twitter account handled by his aides also confirmed the arrest saying “Police under the command of Mwesigwa Frank of counter terrorism police has violently broken into Hon Kyagulanyi’s car and arrested him at Luuka District headquarter grounds.”

According to the Police in Uganda, Bobi Wine violated Covid-19 safety measures on public gatherings.

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The police said he didn’t comply with the guidelines given by the electoral commission, local media reported.

A twitter user shared video of moment the police stopped Bobi Wine on the campaign trail.

Ugandans will vote in a general election on January 14, 201 to elect a president and members of parliament.

Bobi Wine is presidential candidate of the National Unity Platform (NUP).

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