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Release Kyagulanyi now, Muntu and Mao demand

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Presidential candidates Mugisha Muntu and Norbert Mao have condemned the arrest of their National Unity Platform-NUP Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and demanded his immediate release. Kyagulanyi was arrested in Luuka district for flouting Covid-19 guidelines which require only 200 people at a campaign …

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UPDATE: Protests in Kampala after Bobi arrest in Luuka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of people protesting the arrest of the National Unity Platform-NUP Presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine have been injured in the Kampala Central Business District. Hundreds of people took to the streets this afternoon when news spread of Kyagulanyi’s brutal arrest …

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Presidential candidate Bobi Wine detained again

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luuka district have broken into the car of Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and detained him as he arrived to address a rally today. Police are reportedly enforcing guidelines for not more than 200 people attending campaign rallies. He has …

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Several left injured after NUP rally in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several supporters of National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu are nursing injuries from running battles with the police on Tuesday. Heavily armed police personnel spent a better part of Tuesday battling the supporters who were lined up along the streets of Busia …

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Police arrest 10 on Gulu highway as Kyagulanyi heads to Arua

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luweero town has detained 10 National Unity Platform – NUP supporters as they struggled to contain crowds that blocked Kampala-Gulu highway to wave to their presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine. Kyagulanyi was heading to Arua district in northern Uganda ahead of …

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Police violence scares voters

So why does President Museveni ignore it? Uganda, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Since scenes of violence being meted out in broad daylight against the most prominent presidential candidates challenging President Yoweri Museveni, most commentators and analysts have said the violence sets stage for the 2021 elections. Presidential nominees …

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Police clears NUP manifesto launch for Kakyeeka stadium

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has cleared National Unity Platform Party-NUP to have their manifesto launch ceremony at Kakyeeka stadium, Uganda Radio Network has learnt. Permission was granted on Friday after both the police and NUP leadership took a tour and held a meeting within the stadium premises that …

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Bobi Wine nominated to contest for presidency

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | (NUP) Presidential aspirant Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been dully nominated to contest in Uganda’s 2021 elections, with a promise to end injustice and corruption. He was however soon after dragged from his official vehicle, and driven away by the police at Kyambogo. …

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Bobi Wine cleared for first step

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Signatures of National Unity Party (NUP) presidential flag bearer and party president Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi have been verified and he has been cleared by Electoral Commission for nominations due November 2nd & 3rd. Uganda’s electoral commission is finalizing the confirmation of candidates to be …

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