Police in Uganda fire tear gas at Bobi Wine supporters to frustrate welcome rally


KAMPALA – Police in Uganda have fired tear gas to prevent supporters of the main opposition candidate Bobi Wine from reaching his home on the outskirts of the capital Kampala.

Earlier he was picked up by security officers at Entebbe Airport after returning from a trip abroad.

Bobi Wine stood against President Yoweri Museveni in the last election and has frequently been arrested, reported the BBC.

Plain-clothes security operatives grabbed Bobi Wine as he got off the plane at Entebbe airport.

Against his will, he was driven to his home in the capital Kampala.

This move appeared to have been aimed at ensuring there was no chance for opposition supporters to hold a welcome rally.

Elections are more than two years away.

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But Bobi Wine had already begun campaigning and wants another go at unseating Yoweri Museveni.

The 79-year-old leader’s own son said he also wants to run for president.

For more than two decades the military had been used to make life extremely difficult for the opposition.

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