KAMPALA, Uganda — Protests have broken out from Uganda’s capital, Kampala after authorities detained Bobi Wine, a musician, and opposition politician who’s looking for the presidency in the next season’s election.
Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman Patrick Onyango stated they’d shortly issue a statement.
It had been”chaos” from town, ” said the chairman of the Kampala City Traders Association, Everest Kayongo. “The roads are empty… We’ve closed company due to tear gas and bullets,” he explained.
The protests began after Wine was detained in the eastern town of Luuka and taken to a police station in the town of Jinja. It wasn’t clear why he had been detained.
“We have never been permitted to watch him and we do not understand what’s going on,” claimed Joel Ssenyonyi, ” the spokesman for Wine’s political party, the National Unity Platform.
Wine, which has been detained many times in the past couple of decades, has caught the imagination of several Ugandans with his constant calls for President Yoweri Museveni to retire after 36 years in energy.