Bobi Wine arrested over Museveni rally venue

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Bobi addressing his fans

Singer Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been arrested while trying to campaign in Kyadondo constituency.

The independent candidate in the Kyadondo East Parliamentary By-elections was blocked by police on Tuesday from accessing Wampeewo playground in Kasangati.

According to the singer’s campaign team, this is the venue formerly allocated to Bobi on this same date yet police said otherwise.

When the singer arrived with his supporters, he was arrested by anti-riot police and detained at Kira Road Police Station.

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The campaign team says their candidate was reportedly put under preventive arrest and the venue secured for the ruling party NRM candidate, Sitenda Sebalu.

Police heavily placed around Bobi Wine’s campaign trail.

According to the ruling party’s programme, President Yoweri Museveni will today campaign for Sebalu in Kasangati.

This was a last minute change of venue by the electoral commission which never informed the singer.

Kyadondo East elections are scheduled for Thursday 29, 2017.

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