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Bobi Wine's Supporters Clash With Police in Kamwokya

As a result, police swung into action and started firing teargas to disperse the protesters and open the road leading to running battles. Some of the protesters fled to Kifumbira slums where they regrouped and returned to the road. Other people ran to safety in Kamwokya Mosque.
16 Aug 2018 15:17
There are running battles between Police and the supporters of Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the Kyadondo East Member in Kamwokya in Kampala Central Police Station. It all started after Bobi Wine's supporters blocked old Kiira road and lit fire using old tyres to protest his arrest and subsequent detention in Arua on Tuesday night.

As a result, police swung into action and started firing teargas to disperse the protesters and open the road leading to running battles. Some of the protesters fled to Kifumbira slums where they regrouped and returned to the road. Other people ran to safety in Kamwokya Mosque.

The chaos has forced several business people in Kamwokya trading center to close their shop to avoid being caught in the chaos.  Kamwokya is the home of Fire Base Crew, a  group of artists led by the jailed legislator alias Ghetto president who is expected to appear before the General court martial in Gulu sometime later today for illegal possession of two firearms and treason. 

Bobi Wine was picked up together with other legislators and more than 30 other people for allegedly obstructing the president's motorcade and pelting it with stones during the last campaigns of the Arua Municipality parliamentary by elections on Tuesday. 

The president was returning from Boma grounds in Arua when he was allegedly attack by people wearing the campaign T-shirts of Kasiano Wadri, the Arua municipality MP elect. The other suspects picked up together with Kyagulanyi appeared before the Gulu magistrate's court this afternoon where they charged with treason. 

They include the Ntungamo Municipality MP, Gerald Karuhanga, Jinja East MP, Paul Mwiru, Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake, the Arua Municipality MP elect, Kasiano Wadri, the former Makindye East MP, Michael Mabike and 34 other people.