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Opposition Leader Bobi Wine Arrested at Entebbe Airport on Return – VIDEO

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Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, was detained at Entebbe Airport upon his return to Uganda from South Africa on October 5, 2023.

The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Mr. Patrick Onyango, informed journalists on Wednesday evening that there was credible intelligence indicating that political activists, particularly from the National Unity Platform (NUP), were planning to gather at the airport to welcome Bobi Wine back from abroad.

In response to these reports, the police had increased security presence along Entebbe road and other routes leading to Bobi Wine’s residence in Magere, Wakiso District. The authorities deemed the planned welcome party as illegal and urged its organizers to cease mobilization efforts.

Mr. Onyango stated, “The organizers of this welcome back event are advised to stop their mobilization. Members of the public who had been mobilized are advised not to participate in an illegality. Security agencies will ensure that no one engages in illegal processions, and those arrested will be taken to court.”

He also reassured the public along Entebbe highway that they should continue with their daily activities without fear, as law enforcement would be deployed to maintain order.

To facilitate security measures, roadblocks were established at various points, including Zzana, Kajjansi, Kisubi, and other locations leading to the airport. Additionally, three checkpoints were set up on the route from Kitooro to the airport.

Mr. Onyango expressed appreciation for those who refrained from participating in the “illegal planned activities,” including boda boda riders, taxi operators, the business community, and youth from the ghetto.

Bobi Wine, who had been on international mobilization tours in Canada and South Africa, was expected to arrive in Uganda the following morning at 10 a.m. This announcement came shortly after seven NUP supporters were arrested in Entebbe for holding an unauthorized assembly.