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MPs Ssewanyana, Basalirwa arrested as thousands gather at Bobi Wine’s home in Magere

Allan Ssewanyana, the Makindye West MP has been arrested alongside MP, Asuman Basalirwa on their way to Entebbe Airport to meet Hon. Kyagulanyi Sentamu. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA- Police have detained Bugiri Municipality MP, Asuman Basalirwa and Makindye West MP, Allan Ssewanyana as they headed to Entebbe airport to pick up Robert Kyagulanyi (aka Bobi Wine).

Bobi Wine who just landed at Entebbe international airport aboard Kenya Airways has been arrested by Police after the force separated him from other passengers.

Upon arrival at the airport men [five] identified themselves as security asked Bobi Wine to board a waiting van. He refuses and insists he will meet his lawyers first.

However, he was immediately whisked away to an unknown location.

Police had on Wednesday issued tight guidelines to be followed by the legislator upon arrival at the Entebbe International Airport. “He [Bobi Wine] will only be received by his close family members at the airport after; he will be escorted to his home. There will be no rallies,” the statement issued by police spokesperson Emilian Kayima read in part.

Ssewanyana and Basalirwa also a lawyer to Bobi Wine were arrested at a checkpoint at Kitooro, close to the international airport.

They are being held at a police post near the airport.

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago said in a Twitter post that his home has been surrounded by police ahead of Bobi Wine’s return.

“These cowards have once again invaded my home, with their usual antics of preventive arrest. The Banana Republic!” lord mayor twitted

Several journalists were detained and their equipment confiscated

In Magere

Supporters of Bobi Wine may have been banned from the airport, but a big group of them have been spotted outside his home in Magere.

 

 

 

 

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