Police on Monday blocked a planned consultative meeting by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine in Ndeeba, Kampala.
Police deployed early in the morning and sealed off Pope Paul Memorial Community Centre where Bobi Wine was scheduled to hold a consultative meeting.
Officers fired live bullets and teargas to disperse People Power supporters who were rioting and blocking roads.
Last week, police said they had not received instructions to respond to Bobi Wine’s notice to resume consultative meetings for his 2021 presidential bid.
At Mulago hospital, People Power supporters also clashed with police over the death of their member, Ritah Nabukenya.
People Power spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi, insisted their member was knocked and killed by a police patrol vehicle.
Police in a statement denied the charge saying the border that was carrying her knocked another motorcycle leading to her subsequent death.
During a fierce exchange, police arrested Digital Spokesman at People Power Saasi Marvin and Bobi Wine’s bodyguard Eddie Mutwe.
The force also arrested Nob-Art Elb-Art, Mai Nakamya Ssenkumba, Nalongo Grace, Flavia, Shufie and Shafi Adams, among others.
The activists were later released in the evening.
“Never felt as angry as when that one fool outside Mulago Hospital casualty gate said we couldn’t get into the hospital because we’re People Power,” Marvin explained.
He responded to him saying that Mulago is a public facility sustained by the public and open to everyone regardless of their political opinion.
“He said, “No. Our regulations don’t allow you to enter.” I asked him to quote for me at least one such regulation. He couldn’t.”
“We told him there were emergency cases that needed immediate access to the hospital. The fool said emergencies can also wait so long as they’re People Power. Ritah was 27 years old.”
Police hands over the body
Ssenyonyi said they were finally been given Rita Nabukenya’s body at Mulago mortuary.
“Rita’s dad has allowed that we go to our Kamwokya offices so that colleagues pay their last respects, then the body gets transported to their home in Bunamwaya later tonight.”
Police however blocked their exit for some time.