Uganda’s Bobi Wine arrested on campaign trail

Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine arrives at the news conference at his home in Kasangati, Kampala, Uganda July 24, 2019. REUTERS/James Akena - RC148E394100

by bbcafrica

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has been arrested while on the campaign trail

He was arrested in Luuka distrct, east of the country, at the venue of a rally according to tweets posted by his aides.

The Daily Monitor newspaper reports that he was scheduled to address his supporters in the area.

Police accused him of violating Covid-19 safety measures on public gatherings as directed by the electoral commission, the newspaper added.

Ugandans will vote in a general election on 14 January to elect a president and members of parliament.Article share tools