Police has come out to clarify on the reports that National Unity Platform Presidential Candidate Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine was arrested in Kalangala.
“Please disregard false claims by NUP and other social media platforms that Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert has been arrested, while on his campaign trail in Kalangala District,” Police tweeted.
The Force says that the presidential candidate wasn’t arrested but rather restrained for continuously holding rallies which are against the Electoral Commission guidelines.
“We would like to clarify that the candidate was restrained for continuously holding massive rallies amidst the increased threats of coronavirus, in total disregard of the Electoral commission and Ministry of health guidelines. He’s being transferred to his home in Magere, Kampala.”
They however confirmed arrest of some of his body guards including Eddie Mutwe who they said had committed other crimes on their campaign trail.
“Part of his advance team, captured on CCtv cameras and several video footages, while deflating tyres of police motor vehicles, inciting violence, obstructing police officers on duty, violating the health and safety protocols and various traffic offences, have been arrested.”
Bobi Wine has been airlifted and is bound for his home in Magere in Wakiso.