Riots erupt in Uganda’s Major towns following Bobi Wine’s arrest

Riots ensued in Kampala and in Nyendo town, Masaka City as information filtered through that the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu commonly known as Bobi Wine was arrested in Luuka.

Kyagulanyi was arrested on Wednesday while addressing a campaign trail, which according to the police, was against the Electoral Commission directive of having not more than 200 people. He was transferred to Nalufenya in Jinja

People in downtown Kampala along Kisekka Market and in Nyendo, Masaka, took to the streets to demonstrate against the arrest and demanded an immediate release of Kyagulanyi. In Masaka, supporters blocked roads with tyres which they set of fire.

In Wandegeya, a suburb in Kampala, police fired teargas and bullets to disperse the growing crowds.

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