Bobi Wine – presidential challenger [Photo: Capital FM]
Jan 8th 2021 – Security chiefs in Uganda have warned members of the public to not hang around polling stations to cause violence after voting.
The country heads to the polls next week following a campaign season that has been dominated by violence, loss of life, and arrests of the opposition, and their supporters.
At a joint security briefing Police Chief Martin Ochola said, that anyone who causes trouble at polling stations will face, tough disciplinary action,
Mr. Ochola also said that the police will use reasonable force, to ensure that journalists, do not go to cover stories at risky places.
Meanwhile, a military court in Uganda has charged 49 staff of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine, with being in illegal possession of four rounds of ammunition which belonged to an AK-47 rifle.
Those arraigned in court include Bobi Wine’s top bodyguard Edward Ssebuwufu.
Musician Nubian Li, a close confidant and singing partner, has also been charged.