The National Unity Platform – NUP leader, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has cheated death by a whisker.
Bobi Wine survived a bullet live on camera while he was addressing journalists on why he has not been able to hold a successful campaign today.
Also, his official car has been destroyed just as he approached Jinja town. Bobi Wine’s vehicle was riddled with bullets that forced its tyre to puncture as police restrained him from what one of the officers described as ‘ungazetted’ route to the rally.
No sooner had he entered Jinja than he encountered armed soldiers and police officers all the way from the bridge up to where his vehicle was shot from.
It remains uncertain as to whether Kyagulanyi broke any traffic laws to compel the trigger happy DPC to order for the shooting.
Bobi has just survived the riddled bullets and he is not injured according to reports from the scene. Only one person has been critically injured in just this scuffle.
This comes just minutes after several fatalities have been registered in Kayunga district where even Bobi’s immediate police escort ASP Kato was shot at the eye, and another person known as Daniel Oyerwot aka Dan Magic producer. The duo were being rushed to Mulago referral hospital by the time we filed this report.
Bobi Wine and his team had just crossed the Jinja old Nile bridge and were to campaign from Budondo village which is about 15kms outside Jinja City. The RDC designated a venue far away from Jinja city in a bid to bar Bobi from reportedly ‘distorting’ the peace of the business community.