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Heavy Police Deployment in Kamwokya Area

The development comes after some protests started earlier in the City Centre following the arrest of NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine in Eastern region of Uganda earlier today.
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There is heavy security deployment around Kamwokya where the National Unity Platform - NUP headquarter is located.

The development comes after some protests started earlier in the City Centre following the arrest of NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine in Luuka district.              

However, police did not wait for protests in Kamwokya, and went ahead to deploy traffic police, Field Force Units - FFU officers and sealed off old Kira Road at Kyebando road junction and Kamwokya market. Heavily armed police, LDUs are also patrolling the areas.       

There was a small riot around Fred Nyanzi’s houses where some youth had started lit a fire in the middle of road, but these were dispersed by police arrival in the area. However,  Innocent Kyeyune, a supporter of NUP told Uganda Radio Network - URN that they decided withdraw in order to reorganize and return on street in large numbers.       

"We cannot keep quiet in Kamwokya when other people in the struggle are out fighting for the rights of our president. We must fight and demand for the release of our president Kyagulanyi," added Kyeyune as he run away from the police. 

Zaid Dungu, who claims to be a NUP supporter said police and army will have to kill them all but they will not hold hands when the rights of their president is being abused on basis. He said there is regrouping to face-off police in a big number anytime.  

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After Kyagulanyi’s arrest this morning it triggered protests among his supporters in different parts of Kampala parts like Kisekka Market, Nabugabo Lane, Nasser Road, Nkrumah, City Square, Bombo Road and Kampala Road.

              

Kyagulanyi's arrest comes few hours after the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola vowed to deal decisively with candidates and their supporters who continue to defy directives of the Electoral Commission and the Ministry of Health in regards to meetings.                

Ochola’s message that was read by Edward Ochom, head of operation to Journalists at Uganda media center warns the presidential candidates who have continued disregarding the guidelines.   

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