Army, Police Chiefs In Secret Meet Over Looming Bobi Wine Riots

Army, Police Chiefs In Secret Meet Over Looming Bobi Wine Riots

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By Andrew Irumba
Kampala: High ranking officers of the Uganda Police Force, Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) and sister security agencies held a secret meeting on Monday evening. Our Spies within the corridors of power reveal that the meeting, which was impromptu, was meant to discuss among other things the anticipated ‘Free Bobi Wine’ riots that have already started breaking out in several parts of the country. Bobi Wine was arrested on Monday and remanded to Luzira prison for allegedly organizing Social Media protests. However, following his arrest and jailing, security chiefs expect Bobi Wine’s supporters to stage riots demanding for his release, the way it was last year when he was arrested over the Arua fracas. It is against these events that commanders of vital security units including Moses Kafeero, the Kampala Metropolitan police commander, Brig William Bainomugisha, the Military police Commander and Maj. Gen Kawagga convened a meeting at CPS to plan for the anticipated protests

The artist cum politician was arrested on Monday afternoon on his way to the Criminal Investigations Directorate at Kibuli and whisked off to Nagalama police Division. He was later arraigned before the Buganda Road court grade one magistrate, Esther Nahilya where he was charged with disobedience of statutory duty contrary to section 116 of the Penal Code Act, before being remanded to Luzira prisons until May 2nd, 2019.

“They’ve received information about planned protests in Kampala especially in Kisekka Market, Kamwokya and Katwe. Protests are said to be planned to happen on Tuesday and Thursday when Bobi Wine will be back in court,” a source said. Our reporter visited CPS around 7pm and found the convoys of Maj. Kawagga and Brig Bainomugisha and guards camped outside as their seniors were locked up in a closed door meeting with Kafeero, which went on for several hours.Already Free Bobi Wine protests have broken out in areas of Makindye, Kitintale and Katwe.

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