Police have said the arrest of National Unity Platform’s Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine and Forum for Democratic Change’s Patrick Amuriat was inevitable.
Tear gas, bullets and arrests characterized the last day of presidential nominations as Kyagulanyi and Amuriat were both arrested either prior to their nomination or immediately after nomination.
However, in a statement, police defended their actions as being inevitable to restore law and order.
Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said FDC’s Amuriat blatantly defied the traffic flow plan agreed upon from his home in Najjera to Kyambogo but instead opted to proceed to Najjanankumbi to lead a delegation of over 2000 supporters in total disregard of the Electoral and Health SOPs
The Police spokesperson noted that whereas Kyagulanyi had initially cooperated with security as he proceeded for his nomination, he later refused to heed to directives prompting his arrest.
Enanga said after Kyagulanyi’s successful nomination, he had similar plans of holding illegal processions from Kyambogo to Kamwokya NUP Headquarters which they countered due to its negative impact on the flow of traffic, public safety and public order.
The police spokesperson said during the fracas, three security personnel and four civilians were injured whereas two vehicles were damaged in the process.