KASANGATI — Police have arrested Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and a number of journalists and fired teargas at his supporters in Gayaza.
Police set off stun grenades and teargas in Gayaza Town as tensions rose after Police blocked his meeting.
Police have also arrested NTV Uganda reporter Arnold Sseremba alongside NBS’s Eddy Kisekka and Radio Simba’s Ssematimba Bwejiire.
In the same scuffle, one of NTV Uganda drivers Moses Egesa was partially hit by a teargas canister.
This, as they covered the arrest of presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine after blocking his meeting.
Bobi Wine was scheduled to hold a consultative meeting at Our Lady of Good Counsel church in Gayaza, Catholic Parish.
Bobi Wine was later detained was bundled into the back of police van along with several of his supporters, and other opposition leaders including People Power spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi.
His arrest on Monday contributed to chaos in Kampala as police and Bobi Wine supporters clashed.
Several people were wounded as police fired bullets and teargas, while Bobi Wine supporters responded by hurling rocks.
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.