The Military and Uganda Police have today surrounded the home of National Unity Platform ( NUP) President, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine. According to several posts shared by the former legislator, the operatives have also arrested his employees who were found at his home in Magere, Wakiso district.
Kyagulanyi tweeted about the incident this morning revealing that he was blocked from making his planned visit to Kayunga. Kyagulanyi was set to campaign for the party’s candidate ahead of the LCV by-election.
“This morning ahead of my planned visit to Kayunga district to campaign for our flag bearer, the police and military deployed overnight around my home in an apparent attempt to block me from leaving. The cowardly regime is on its way out,” Mr. Kyagulanyi tweeted.
The NUP president revealed that his employees including the security guard and gardener were arrested during the security operation to seal off his home.
“No one is allowed to leave or enter. Our security guard and gardener have been violently arrested, beaten and bundled into drones, parked outside our gate. Their phones have been confiscated. Other young men in the area are being arrested and taken away in mobile prisons,” he wrote.
The deployment comes hours after police spokesperson, Fred Enanga revealed that they would not allow Bobi Wine to campaign in Kayunga district on the same day as President Museveni to avoid commotion.
“We are asking why Kyagulanyi cancelled his program on Monday and switched to Tuesday when another party leader will be in the district,” Enanga said before adding“We don’t expect Kyagulanyi to come and interfere with tomorrow’s ( Tuesday) program.”
Six candidates have expressed interest in competing for the Kayunga District LCV chairperson seat.
The candidates include; Harriet Nakwedde ( NUP), Anthony Waddimba ( DP), Andrew Muwonge ( NRM), Musisi Boniface Bandikubi ( Independent), Jamilu Kamoga ( Independent), and Nyanzi Majid ( Independent).
The Kayunga LCV by-elections are slated for Thursday, December 16, 2021.
The seat fell vacant in July this year when Ffefeka Sserubogo, the Kayunga LCV chairperson was found dead hanging on a tree near his house.