Police arrests kanyama who guards Bobi Wine

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Bobi Wine's Kanyama

Police has arrested one of the kanyamas claiming to be a bodyguard to Hon. Kyagulanyi Sentamu.

The suspect Eddie Mutwe allegedly assaulted officers, obstructed officers on lawful duty and stole handcuffs during Mobile Money Protest.

A number of charges are yet to be preferred.

Early in the week, police fired live bullets and teargas at activists demonstrating against social media and mobile money taxes.

The government introduced a 1% tax on each mobile money transaction and a 200 shillings tax on social media also known as Over the Top -OTT.

The activists led by the Kyadondo East MP led a demonstration starting from Mini-Price in Kampala up to the constitutional square.

Scores of protesters marched towards parliament, with the rally turning chaotic as a large group of market vendors and motorcycle taxi drivers faced off against police in anti-riot gear, with some lobbing stones at the officers.

Since the beginning of the month access to media such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, as well as dating sites Tinder and Grindr, have been blocked unless users pay a 200-shilling ($0.05, 0.04 euro) daily tax.

In a statement, President Museveni justified the move saying many citizens did not pay their taxes as they were meant to, and should not “donate money to foreign companies through chatting or even lying” on social media.

 

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