Social Media Tax Protest: Bobi Wine’s ‘Kanyama’ Arrested

Kyadondo East MP and singer Bobi Wine’s friend popularly known as Eddy Mutwe has been arrested over his involvement in Wednesday’s Social Media and Mobile Money taxes protest.

A group of activists led by Bobi Wine held a protest in the city centre on Wednesday against the much criticized taxes.

Kampala Metropolitan Area police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed that two people; David Lule, 34 and Julius Katongole,21 were arrested.

Musicians Bobi Wine, A Pass, Dr Hilderman, Nubian Li and NBS journalist Raymond Mujuni managed to escape into hiding.

According to police, Eddy Mutwe, who is also believed to Bobi Wine’s ‘Kanyama’(bodyguard) assaulted officers, obstructed officers on lawful duty and stole handcuffs during the Social Media and Mobile Money taxes protest.

A number of charges are yet to be preferred.




Audrey Ninsiima