By Spy Uganda
Kalangala: As we report this, sister security operatives have heavily deployed in Kampala town most especially Kiseka market minutes after National Unity Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine has been arrested in Kalangala district.
According to party secretary-general Lewis Lubongoya, a number of Kyagulanyi’s campaign team have also been arrested and driven to an unknown destination.
“Our Presidential candidate Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert has been arrested in Kalangala district by military police, the regular police and the army. Many members of our campaign team too have been arrested and driven to an unknown destination,” posted on Facebook Lubongoya.
The above has been confirmed by Kyagulanyi’s wife Barbra Itungo who posted that the husband has been arrested with a team of about 90 people including party’s online bloggers.
Kyagulanyi had resumed his campaigns today after a break that followed a series of events that saw three journalists including one on his team Ashraf Kasirye brutally injured and the death of his private bodyguard, Frank Senteza.
Heavy Deployment In Town
The heavy deployment in Kampala reflects the November 18-19th, 2020 riots that engulfed several towns across the country, citizens protesting the arrest of Kyagulanyi in Luuka district while on his campaign trail an incident that led to the death of over 50 people and left hundreds of nursing injuries.
Several local and international human rights organizations accused police and army of using excessive force and brutality against Ugandans saying there were other possible policing measures to be used other than shooting directly into crowds among other unprofessional conducts that left many dead.
On his birthday run, His Highness the King of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II joined human rights organizations to condemn the deadly acts of security operatives and warned that before the army and police brutalize Ugandans to death, they should always reflect on how far the country has gone all the way from the past deadly regimes.
“But even then, the colonial government didn’t just fold hands after such mass killings but rather conducted a special investigation into the matter and punished perpetrators plus compensating and apologizing to the relatives of innocent people who were killed,” Kabaka said.