A group of agitated traders who had surrounded the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) Commander Brigadier Abel Kandiho demanding him to explain why Bobi Wine was blocked at the Airport, were dispersed with teargas on Friday.
The group that had been protesting government’s move to stop Kyadondo East Legislator, Bobi Wine’s travel abroad for further treatment were excited to see the CMI boss, who also approached them for a word or two.
However, there was never a conversation, as the traders chorused several issues at once while Kandiho tried to silence them and hear from one at a time.
Chanting the now famous people power slogan, the protesters asked Brigadier Kandiho whether government had any hidden motive. The CMI boss however tried to seek answers from other security operatives about chaos, but the angry protesters did not allow him to talk to his men either.
In a dramatic turn, the group accused police officers of disturbing their peace as they carried on with their duties. Market vendors claimed that the army and police officers had forced them to close their shops yet they wanted to work.
With the number building up, Police was forced to fire bullets and teargas to disperse the angry market vendors.
Police later engaged in running battles with the protesters, through the different streets to mini Price bringing business to a standstill. Scores were arrested.
MPs Robert Kyagulanyi and Francis Zaake were on Thursday blocked from leaving the country at Entebbe International Airport as they flew to US and India respectively for specialized treatment following injuries sustained during the Arua Municipality by-election chaos.