About 45 People Killed In Uganda Protests: Popular Music Star Turned Presidential Candidate..

Bobi Wine

At least 45 people have been killed in protests that shook Kampala and other parts of Uganda a week ago.

The protest were as a result of the arrest of famous music star turned presidential candidate Bobi Wine for negating Covid-19 guidelines at a mission rally last Wednesday.

As the information on Wine’s arrest broke, nonconformists rampaged the streets of Kampala, conflicting with police and the military who also reacted with poisonous gas.

While authorities have said the restrictions are important to forestall the spread of Covid-19, resistance people and their allies say that, they are a reason to control campaigns before the impending January political elections.

Wine on a campaign platform

Military and casually dressed gunmen shot high type rifles in thick metropolitan regions to suppress the fights.

Meanwhile, authorities are investigating several episodes by cops who supposedly acted amateurishly during the fights.

Sources say, some police officials discharged projectiles in self-preservation in endeavors to scatter the groups.

Around 836 people had been captured during the fights, and 362 have also been charged in court.

Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine entered the political circle in Uganda in 2017 and won his parliamentary seat the very year.

He has been arrested and kept in custody several times since launching his political career.

Wine is now challenging incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for more than 30 years. According to Wine, he is confident things will change.

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