Hell broke loose in Kamwokya a Kampala suburb this afternoon when supporters of Kyadondo East MP hon. Robert Kyagulanyi went on the streets demanding for his unconditional release.
Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine was arrested on Monday after a scuffle between supporters of Kasiano Wadri, the Arua Municipality MP elect locked horns with police, leading to the death of one person.
Bobi Wine, Wadri and several other people including legislators were arrested in connection to the scuffle. The first deputy prime minister Moses Ali on Wednesday told parliament that Kyagulanyi faces treason charges at Gulu court Martial today after two SMG Riffles were found in his hotel room. Wadri on arrest was also found with a pistol, 12 rounds of ammunition, which he insists is licensed.
By 3PM today, Kyagulanyi was yet to appear before the court Martial, though Chairman Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti had arrived. Bobi’s Counsel Hon. Asuman Basalirwa earlier told journalists that they had been denied access to Kyagulanyi.
They were told that he wasn’t at the barracks but had been taken back to Arua. Moments later, the lawyer was called in and told to come alone, without relatives or legislators. On Wednesday, Parliament designated a committee to travel to Gulu and oversee the proceedings of Gulu Magistrates Court where other legislators were tried and the Court Martial where Bobi is being tried.
Now, the ghetto youth, as they like to be referred to, went on the streets, cut off roads and paralyzed traffic around Kamwokya, demanding Bobi’s release. Police fired live bullets and teargas to disperse they rowdy youths.
Earlier, Kiiza Besigye, former FDC president accused NRM of inciting violence by closing roads during campaigns. He added that more people than reported were killed during the scuffle in Arua on Monday.
“There are also casualties that are not being reported, I saw with my own eyes what I believe was a dead person laying on the street in the process of being lifted onto the police patrol vehicle. I have not heard an announcement of another dead person apart from Kawuma Yasin, the person who was driving Bobi Wine” Besigye said.
He told the press at his Katonga office that the state is making up all the charges against Kyagulanyi as it did with him in the early 2000s.