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Government wanted to kill Bobi Wine, pin me – Besigye

Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye said that gov’t intended to kill Bobi Wine in Arua. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA- Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye said that the government planned to arrest him for the killing of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine in the aftermath of the August 2018 Arua by-election chaos.

Speaking to journalists on Thursday at Katonga road; Besigye made the allegations that opposition leaders had got wind of a government plot to kill political opponents and pin the killings on the opposition.

Besigye further alleged that the shooting of Bobi Wine’s driver—Yasin Kawuma in Arua was actually an attempted assassination on the People Power patron.

“The killing of Yasin Kawuma was part of a government plot to convince the public that members of the opposition were at loggerheads and taken to killing those they fear to threaten their own popularity,” he said.

Besigye said the government plot is a reaction to President Yoweri Museveni realizing that his government had lost popular mandate after the 2016 general elections.

The 40-year-old Kawuma was shot from Arua in Bobi Wine’s vehicle.

Police, in a preliminary statement, claimed that it was a stray bullet but, investigations are ongoing.

 

 

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