Lukwago under house arrest as military sieges Kampala

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Lukwago peeps from his gate as police surrounds his house [Daily Monitor photo]

Police has deployed at Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s home in Wakaliga and placed him under “preventive arrest” ahead of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s return from America.

“These cowards have once again invaded my home, with their usual antics of preventive arrest. Banana Republic!” Lukwago said in a social media message.

Security has been heightened at Entebbe international Airport and along the Kampala-Entebbe highway.

Bobi Wine is returning home from United States where he travelled for treatment of injuries allegedly sustained after his Arua arrest for stoning the president’s car.

Police banned processions, assemblies and any rallies that his supporters were planning. It also mandated that only his immediate family would receive Bobi Wine at the airport.

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This morning, his elder brother Eddie Yawe was arrested for allegedly possessing red “people power” t-shirts.

Security deployed at Lukwago’s home

Police Spokesman Emilian Kayima said the family had not indicated any plans of holding a procession from Entebbe and that any attempts to hold one will be in contravention of the Public Order Management Act.

“Members of Public ought to be reminded that public assemblies and processions are guided by provisions of the Public Order Management Act. No member of his family has worked out a mechanism for this intended procession and assembly as provided for in the law,” Kayima said.

Kampala Metropolitan Regional and Divisional commanders decided that security accompanies Bobi Wine from the airport to his home in Magere.

Anti-Riot police together with the Military Police back up are the first line of deployment on Entebbe Road, Kampala Central Business District, Kamwokya and Kasangati.

The highest level of manpower is on the Kampala Entebbe Highway where people may gather to see Bobi Wine.

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