Bugiri election: Security forces surround Bobi Wine, Basalirwa’s hotels


Military forces have reportedly surrounded the hotels in which Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine and Bugiri Municipality MP candidate, Asuman Basalirwa, are staying in Bugiri.

Early on Wednesday morning, Bobi Wine posted on his social media platforms telling his followers that many of his team members have been arrested after Police sorrounded Planet Hotel where he is staying.

“My Hotel in Bugiri is now surrounded by the military, many of my team members are arrested,” Bobi Wine wrote.

A few minutes later, Mr Basalirwa also posted that his home and the hotel he was staying at had also been sorrounded.

“Heavily armed security personnel have surrounded my home and planet hotel where Bobi Wine and Hon Zake Mutebi are residing. They are currently forcing their way into the rooms,” Mr Basalirwa posted.

Last Thursday Ramanthan Walyendo, a member of Mr Basalirwa’s security detail succumbed to gunshot wounds he sustained last Thursday during a campaign rally was on Friday laid to rest in accordance with his Islamic faith.

However, Mr Basalirwa says the bullet Walyendo took was meant for him.
“It wasn’t a stray bullet because a stray bullet can’t hit in the chest. Up to now police has failed to single out the shooter yet the [Bugiri] DPC was on ground and was in command. The tyres of the trailer I was travelling were shot and flattened,” Mr Basalirwa who doubles as the Jeema president told journalists in Kampala.


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