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Muhammad Ssegirinya arrested in Jinja, detained with Bobi Wine

The Kawempe North seat hopeful on the National Unity Platform – NUP party ticket, Muhammad Ssegirinya has been arrested.

Ssegirinya, was picked up outside the Nalufenya Police detention centre where his party president Robert Kyagulanyi was still detained since Wednesday.

The MP aspirant was grabbed by the officers while he tried to address the press outside the facility.

He was part of a small team of NUP leaders and reporters who were still camped at Nalufenya, awaiting the fate of Bobi Wine.

Bobi Wine was arrested yesterday from Luuka district and detained at the facility, for allegedly faulting campaigning guidelines.

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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