Uganda Police arrest Bobi Wine, fire teargas at supporters

Police in Uganda have arrested Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.  It is reported that he has been whisked away by a police van to an unknown destination.

The musician turned politician clashed with police after his Easter music shows in Kampala, Arua and Lira were cancelled. 

Tension ensued after police blocked a procession led by Bobi Wine at his One Love Beach in Busabala, They also threw teargas canisters and dispersed his supporters.

Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana fainted and was carried by his supporters to a waiting car.

However, singer Nubian Li who was in the car with Bobi Wine was not arrested.

Popular music events promoter Andrew Mukasa of Bajjo events and Abbey Musinguzi alias Abtex who are at center of organising Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga extra concerts which were supposed to happen this festive season were arrested.

The two were arrested on Monday morning at the first police check- point at One Love Beach, Busabala and briefly detained in a police van before they were whisked away.