Kenyan’s plan march to Ugandan embassy over Bobi Wine

Nelson Bwire Kapo

A group of Kenyans are planning a march to the Ugandan embassy in Nairobi protesting the detention of Kyadondo East member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.

The Kenyans led by photojournalist cum activist, Boniface Mwangi say they will march to the Ugandan Embassy in protest on Wednesday, August 22.

Mwangi, while responding to a tweet showing pictures of another protest in Busia Kenya, said he was proud of Kenyans in the west, adding; Thank you for leading on this. Nairobi we are on for #FreeBobiWine on Wednesday, 22nd August. We are marching to the Ugandan Embassy on Riverside drive. The organising team @TeamCourageKE @alaminkimathi @lawsocietykenya will share more details.

It is key to note however, that there was no protest in Busia Kenya, as the pictures shared were picked off an unverified BBC Kenya page which has been set up with Bobi Wine related content.

Meanwhile, the police and military in Kampala were on Monday afternoon involved in running battles with people in the city centre who were protesting against the detention of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kaygulanyi also known as Bobi Wine.

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Following the chaos in Arua last week that culminated into the alleged stoning of the presidential convoy, Kyagulanyi was arrested by security before he was later arraigned before the General Court Martial sitting in Gulu and charged with unlawful possession of arms and ammunition.

On Monday, traders in Kisekka market set bonfires blocking Kyaggwe road and other nearby roads as they chanted Bobi Wine’s slogan of ‘people power’.

Police led by CPS DPC Joseph Bakaleke would later swing into action to quell the demonstration but were later beefed up by the military as the riots spread to various parts of the city centre .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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