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Bobi Wine, FDC’s Kaija arrested

FDC deputy secretary general Harold Kaija is under police custody. File photo.



KAMPALA–The Police have this afternoon arrested FDC deputy secretary general Harold Kaija and Kyaddondo East legislator and musician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, few hours after it arrested and detained Erias Lukwago.

Kaija was arrested as he left his home heading to Kasangati to meet former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye at his home in Kisanganti, Wakiso district.

By press time, the Police were also hunting for Fred Mukasa Mbidde, the vice president of Democratic Party(DP), over accusations of distributing flyers, calling upon Ugandans to protest the lifting of the age limit.

Upon seeing the Police men, Mbidde reportedly hid in one of the buildings at Mini price in down town.

DP in July this year launched a campaign dubbed Togikwatako, literally meaning don’t dare amend Article 102(b) of the Constitution.

And yesterday, FDC announced a countrywide protest against lifting the age limit.
At the press conference Dr. Besigye held today, he blamed the elites for shying away from the fight against the Constitutional amendment.

Parliament is sitting this afternoon to listen to the first reading of the motion that aims at amending Article 102 (b) of the Constitution.

There is tight security in the city centre as Besigye announced to resume Walk to Work over the age limit project. To contain the demonstrations, Police today deployed at different roads , entering the city centre and condemned Besigye’s action of urging Ugandans not to move with their vehicles

MPs blocked
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine has been arrested this afternoon alongside other fellow suspended opposition MPs; Gerald Karuhanga, Muwanga Kivumbi and Muhammad Nsereko.

The four were blocked by police as they left Gayaza enroute to Makindye to visit fellow legislator Allan Ssewanyana, whose home was also attacked with grenades.

They were then put into a waiting Police van and whisked away.

PML Daily understands that the MPs were arrested for skipping bond conditions following last week’s Parliament Age Limit scuffle.

 

Bobi Wine’s home also suffered a purported grenade attack Tuesday morning and some property was destroyed.

Police have confirmed the attack and launched investigations into the matter.

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