A baby has been rushed to hospital after police fired teargas in Gayaza town to disperse People Power supporters who had gathered for Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s consultative meeting.
Daily Monitor reported that the baby who is only one-day old is in critical condition after inhaling teargas.
The baby’s home in Gayaza town, Wakiso District is one of the hundreds of premises that are near Our Lady of Good Counsel Secondary School, the venue of the meeting.
As police fired teargas and live bullets which left residents and business persons in a disarray.
The teargas spread to homes and business premises and trapped residents.
Police claims the venue was too small to accommodate over 2,000 people and that Bobi Wine [now detained in Naggalama] should have used a closed venue.
EC speaks out on Bobi arrest
But the electoral commission defended Bobi Wine’s arrest warning other candidates intending to conduct consultations ahead of 2021 election to follow rules and regulations.
The EC spokesperson Jotham Taremwa told KFM that much as they cleared Bobi Wine to conduct his consultations, he was slated to observe other obligation by security agencies.