Bobi Wine, Producer Dan Magic, EC Guard Injured In Kayunga Fracas

Bobi Wine, Producer Dan Magic, EC Guard Injured In Kayunga Fracas

 

By Mable Nakibuuka

 

Presidential campaigns for the National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine which were slated to be held in Kayunga district did not happen after police fired teargas and bullets to disperse his supporters.

Several people were injured during the fracas, among them being Bobi Wine, his producer Dan Magic, the commander of the Police guards that were assigned to Bobi Wine by the Electoral Commission only identified as ASP Kato, among others.

Bobi Wine’s Electoral Commission guard was hit during the fracas

It is alleged that Dan Magic and ASP were hit by yet to be identified objects as police battled with Bobi Wine supporters, while Bobi Wine sustained injuries as he tried to escaped from the teargas and dodge bullets.

Shortly after the fracas Bobi Wine was seen helping the injured police officer, who was bleeding on one his of his eye.

They were all later rushed to Nazigo Health Centre for medical attention, although the police reportedly fired there teargas too, in a bid to disperse the crowd that was gathering there.

Bobi Wine helping his Producer Dan Magic after he got injured

However, after receiving treatment, Bobi Wine told the media and his supporters that he would not postpone his scheduled campaign and that he would continue on his campaign trail.

“We shall not despite registering injuries. The police shot at us in Kayunga and many of us are injured. But we shall continue our campaigns as planned,” Bobi Wine said.

He added that; “However, this message goes out to Mr. Byabakama (the Electoral Commission Chairperson) who is watching and keeping silent as the police    brutalise us. He should either come out and do something about this or resign. What we are doing is lawful. We are not doing anything illegal.”

However, by press time the police were yet to issue a statement about this unfortunate incident and why they blocked Bobi Wine from holding a rally in Kayunga District.

 

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