Uganda Police Force says it has successfully escorted Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine up to his home in Magere Kasangati town council in Wakiso district.
“Nobody has arrested Bobi Wine, we are simply escorting him,” IGP Okoth Ochola refuted allegations that Bobi Wine has been arrested, moments after the army had picked the singing MP from Entebbe airport.
Ochola explained that police was not arresting Bobi Wine but just escorting him home.
In a statement, police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, thanked Bobi Wine for cooperating with police at Entebbe airport that provided him transport, escort an a lead car to his home.
He denied reports that journalists were arrested claiming some of them were just questioned and are all free.
Journalists arrested today include; URN’s Henry Lubulwa, NTV’s Joel Ssenyonyi, CBS radio’s Diana Kibuuka, KTV’s Moses Kyeyune, Sirajje Kiberu, Daily Monitor’s Eve Mugganga, Radio Sapientia’s Charles Katabalwa and New Vision’s Johnson.
Denying the report, Kayima thanked the public too for adhering to security guidelines.
Earlier, he said Bobi Wine who returned home after 19 days wanted to return in pomp and glamour.
“We have intelligence that there was a lot of mobilisation to welcome him. We didn’t have any formal meeting with anyone arranging this and it isn’t very good because it’ll disrupt the business of other people,” Kayima said while appearing on NBS television.
He said police has a duty to regulate these things.
“Part of our duty is to ensure that there is law and order, you don’t attack me I don’t attack you. If there is a disconnect, police take charge of the situation.”
Host: Is the problem disrupting business or the person returning?
SSP Kayima: We laid down the security guidelines to guide his return home. In other cases where other famous people are coming back, we have organized crowds. The resolve to keep everyone safe and secure is a job we (police) have to do, what we should do as a country is sit back and reflect on what we want.
— The Observer (@observerug) September 20, 2018
— Catherine Byaruhanga (@cathkemi) September 20, 2018