Five arrested in Kamwokya demanding release of Bobi Wine

Police says that the five youth arrested will be charged with illegal assembly and incitement to violence.

Uganda Police Force on Friday 17th arrested five youth during a protest by residents of Kamwokya suburb demanding for the release of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.

For the second day, police engaged Kamwokya residents in running battles. The protesters were dispersed with tear gas and live bullets.

Musana Sabila, Regional Police Commander for Kampala Metropolitan East, says that five youth were arrested and will be charged with Illegal Assembly and incitement to violence.

Kamwokya is the home of the Fire Base Crew which is a group of artists led by the jailed legislator alias ‘ghetto president’. Bobi Wine was arrested on Tuesday in Arua where he’d gone to mobilise election support for independent candidate Kassiano Wadri.

Anne Namukwaya, a resident of Kamwokya says that they will not rest until Kyagulanyi is released.

During the protest, Ghetto kids were singing Bobi Wine’s Freedom song, which he sang ahead of the 2016 general elections.

Kyagulanyi was arrested in Arua district on Monday, on the last day of the Arua Municipality MP by-election .

On Thursday, he appeared before the Army Court Martial and charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. He was remanded to Makindye Military Barracks until 23rd August 2018.

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