Uganda Election: Army Raids Bobi Wine’s Home, Arrest Staff

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Ugandan opposition presidential candidate, Bobi Wine, said on Tuesday that soldiers raided his home and arrested his security guards as the country prepares to go to the polls in two days time. 

The Member of Parliament representing Kyadondo County East constituency disclosed this in a tweet shared on January 12, 2021, weeks after he was arrested.

“The army has this morning raided my home, arrested all my security guards and anyone they could see around my premises,” Wine, who is the opposition frontrunner, said on Twitter.

“No reason for the arrest was given,” said the 38-year-old musician turned politician, who is seeking to oust long-serving President Yoweri Museveni.

The arrests occurred while Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was doing a live radio interview with Kenya’s Hot 96 FM station. 

The Ugandan military and police force are, however, yet to comment on Wine’s statement.

About 18 million Ugandans are registered to vote on Thursday in presidential and parliamentary elections. Wine is the frontrunner among 10 candidates challenging Museveni.

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