Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has abandoned his campaign in Kayunga to take injured members of his entourage that have been shot to hospital.
The National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate was supposed to hold a rally this morning in Kayunga, but police dispersed the huge crowds following him, and chaos ensued.
On our way to Jinja, security officers have blocked us from using the main road via the new bridge, we opted for the available feeder road only to meet other security operatives who without asking any qtns, shot live bullets into Hon. Kyagulanyi’s car at the windscreen and tyres pic.twitter.com/7WHcmSZUsS
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In an interview with NBS TV, Bobi Wine said one of his police guards was shot in the head, and another member of his campaign team shot in the mouth, forcing them to head to Nazigo Health III centre for emergency treatment before being transferred to Kampala.
“They shot and severely injured several team members including my producer Dan Magic and a police officer attached to me, ASP Kato. Many in a critical condition. Nearby clinics being tear gassed,” he said.
“We are not going to give up. We are going to Jinja from here. It is our right to campaign and I wonder why the Electoral Commission is quiet when they released a roadmap that we are following.”