Deadly riots rock Jinja as DPC says Bobi Wine won’t be released until further notice

The Jinja District Police Commander has warned journalists who are still waiting for the release of Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine saying that he is going to arrest all of them when it get’s dark.

The DPC said that since it’s past court hours, Bobi Wine is going to spend more 48 hours in detention until he is charged.

Jinja town and nearby towns of Busoga region turned into war zone as police and supporters of Bobi Wine engaged in running battles as they demanded for his release.

Kyagulanyi was arrested on Wednesday morning in Luuka district where he was scheduled to conduct a political rally. Kyagulanyi was expected to proceed to Buyende and Kamuli as his trail in Busoga nears an end.

Police have said that the arrest is intended to enforce the COVID19 SOPs majorly against crowds beyond 200 permitted by the ministry of health.

Upon his arrest, the youthful popstar cum politician was driven to the infamous Nalufenya prison where he remains detained up until now.

The arrest has however sparked off ugly protests in the Country’s capital. NUP supporters are demanding for Kyagulanyi’s unconditional release.

The demonstrations started from around downtown Kisekka market before spreading to other parts of the city. Several have been arrested and detained in connection with the infectious unrest.

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