Bobi Wine 'Restrained', Then Forcibly Airlifted Home

Police say they have "restrained" National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, better known Bobi Wine for continuously holding massive rallies on Kalangala island amidst the increased threats of coronavirus, in what they say is total disregard of the Electoral Commission and Ministry of health guidelines. Wine had travelled to Kalangala Islands for his electoral campaign visit to the area. Bobi Wine's arrest comes barely 15 days from January 14, 2021, the day when voters go to the poll to vote for who will be Uganda's next president.The election pits Bobi Wine and nine other opposition candidates against ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) presidential candidate and incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who has been in power for close to four decades. On November 18, Wine was arrested in Luuka District, sparking a wave of protests in several parts of the country. Police at that time accused him of having more than 200 supporters recommended by the elections agency to contain further spread of Covid-19.


NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine being led to a waiting army chopper in Kalangala town, December 30, 2020. Police say they intended to escort him to his home in Magere, Wakiso district.

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