Police has come out to clarify on the reports of a raid at the home of National Unity Platform – NUP presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi – Bobi Wine saying they are baseless and false.
Bobi Wine who was being interviewed on Kenyan Radio Hot 96 on Tuesday morning said he was forced to end his interview prematurely after he saw military officers assaulting his guards.
“So I am sorry even right now as we speak, we are being raided by the military. I have to end the interview because I can see soldiers beating up my security guards. I have to go down and give it attention,” he said on live interview.
He further claimed that his private guards were arrested although no reason for the arrest was given.
But Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango says there was no raid at Bobi Wine’s House and that what happened was the Police trying to re-arrange their security.
“We have seen baseless information being circulated by Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi on social media that his home was this morning raided and his bodyguards arrested. We would like to state that there was no raid and arrests made at his residence,” Onyango said.
“Bobi does not allow police bodyguards to enter his compound whether during day or night. Police had to find means of securing and providing security to him by erecting checkpoints on the routes leading to his home. Today, these checkpoints were removed as we are rearranging our security,” he added.
Since the start of the campaigns, Police has been trailing Bobi Wine to wherever he went, a move he said was orchestrated by the State to frustrate his campaigns.
But the Police insists that they trail him to provide him with extra security.