GAYAZA — Police have on Monday January 6 arrested Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine after blocking his meeting.
Arrested alongside him include People Power Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, Bugiri Municipality MP Asuman Basalirwa, Latif Ssebagala, Benjamin Katana and Lewis Rubongoya.
They have since been taken to Kasangati Police station.
Bobi Wine was scheduled to hold a consultative meeting at Our Lady of Good Counsel church in Gayaza, Catholic Parish.
Rounds of teargas and bullets have been fired in Gayaza.
While Kyagulanyi planned the consultation meetings under Sect. 3 of the Presidential Elections Act, the police accuse him of acting in contravention of Sect 13 of Public Order Management Act
Police also arrested a number People Power coordinators as it continues to heavily deploy at Our Lady Of Good Counsel Gayaza, Catholic Parish a place scheduled to host Bobi Wine’s first consultative meeting.
Those arrested include Kasangati mayor Tony Ssempebwa who heads Bobi Wine‘s elections teams.
Police have since ordered tent and music service providers off the place arguing the grounds are open and consultations should be in closed spaces.