By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, minutes after successfully being nominated by the Electoral Commission (EC) to run for the presidency in the forthcoming 2021 general elections, presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine, was arrested by Police en route to National Unity Platform’s (NUP) offices in Kamwokya to launch his manifesto.
The Police said they arrested Bobi Wine to stop him from holding a procession along the roads, which would contravene with the Electoral Commission (EC) guidelines.
However, it is the manner in which they did it that made headlines.
During the operation, Police used force whereby one of their officers was filmed smashing Bobi Wine’s car window in an effort to open the vehicle and retrieve him.
Shortly thereafter other officers forcefully pulled Bobi Wine out of the car, bundled him into one of theirs and drove him away to Kasangati.
We have since learnt that a group of concerned NUP supporters who deal in car spare parts in the ‘Spare Parts District’ of Kiseka Market, have volunteered to buy and replace the smashed car windows.
Shortly after fixing the vehicle, Bobi Wine, who had made an impromptu visit to Kiseka Market later headed to the NUP offices in Kamwokya, although the police did not allow him to reach there after a scuffle broke out between him and his supporters along the way.