The Commander of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), Brig Abel Kandiho, found himself totally surrounded on Friday when he showed up at Kisekka market, the most volatile spot in the city.
Earlier, security forces including soldiers from the national army and police heavily deployed in Kisekka market in anticipation of “Free Bobi Wine” riots.
They had earlier suppressed similar riots in Kamwokya, the hood where Bobi Wine hails.
At around mid-day, the one-star general showed up at Kisekka where soldiers were heavily guarding the vicinity.
According to Daily Monitor, youth surrounded Kandiho, demanding to know why Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, had been blocked from travelling abroad to get treatment.
“Do you want him dead? Tell us why you don’t him to be treated. We don’t have any problem with you but you should tell your man to leave Bobi Wine alone. He has done nothing wrong,” Monitor quotes the youth questioning the senior soldier.
They also demanded an explanation as to why the police and the army were heavily deployed in the market and why they had closed down people’s shops.
“Why are these shops closed?” Brig Kandiho, sounding shocked, turned to the soldiers and policemen who were manning entrances of buildings.
The people told him it was police officers disturbing them and making their work difficult.
“They have even closed our shops. Chase them away because we want to work,” they chorused.
Unable to come up with the right answers, Kandiho jumped into his Land Cruiser and drove away.