Bobi Wine arrested at Entebbe airport after disembarking from KQ plane

Uganda bans rallies by Bobi Wine supporters as he returns today - Entertainment News

Ugandan govt tightens security as Bobi Wine returns

However, Bobi Wine in return rebuked Police for planning to accompany him to his residence in Kasangati when he arrives at the airport, insisting he has plans of making several stopovers in Najjanakumbi on Entebbe road and Kamwokya in Nakawa Division before heading home in Kyadondo.

Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine, returned to the country today, Thursday after spending at least 19 days in the U.S. receiving treatment following alleged torture at the hands of presidential guards, Special Forces Command (SFC). An official denied that he was under arrest.

His return has rattled the government headed by the 74-year-old president, who leads a nation where almost 80 percent of the population is under the age of 30.

Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, had sought treatment in the United States for injuries allegedly sustained during torture by members of the presidential guard, which Uganda's government denies. "He [Bobi Wine] will only be received by his close family members at the airport after; he will be escorted to his home".

From Entebbe airport, a white police Land cruiser GX vehicle UP 7500 in which Bobi Wine was being driven briefly stopped at Kasangati Police Station before the legislator was taken to his home. Moments later they grabbed him bundled him into a security vehicle and rushed him away in a convoy to a police station.

The 36-year old musician-turned-lawmaker, is widely seen as posing a significant challenge to Museveni, who has ruled the East African country since 1986.

His message - that young Ugandans need a dynamic new head of state to tackle the myriad problems they face - has electrified citizens who say they are fed up with corruption, unemployment, and state repression of dissent. The government denies that he was mistreated.

Journalists were barred from accessing the airport and about have a dozen were taken in for questioning, although police Spokesman Emilian Kayima said they were all freed. He will be availed security from the airport to his home.Police will further ensure law and order for all road users.There shall be no unlawful rallies, processions and assemblies.Any activity that entails a public gathering must be in conformity with the provisions of Public Order Management Act (POMA).The Hon.

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