Ugandan singer turned presidential candidate Bobi Wine was on Friday granted bail following his controversial arrest on Wednesday.
The Wednesday events turned the country into chaotic scenes as his supporters took to the streets demanding his release.
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“Police under the command of Mwesigwa Frank of counter terrorism police has violently broken into Hon Kyagulanyi’s car and arrested him at Luuka District headquarter grounds.
Upon reaching Jinja, Hon Kyagulanyi has been detained at the famous Nabukenya torture house. The price of freedom is high but we shall certainly overcome.” said Bobi Wine
What followed next were running battles between protesters and police with over 37 people killed during the incidents as confirmed by various news sources.
About 350 people were arrested with videos making rounds on social media showing police using live bullets to disperse protesters in the city of Kampala.
Speaking after his arrest, Bobi Wine whose real names are Robert Kyagulanyi promised to continue fighting for his country and his supporters until when they remove President Yoweri Museveni from power.
President Museveni in a video warned his competitor of severe action if he continues disrespecting him in public gathering.
The singer turned politician was charged of going against COVID-19 regulations something that he denied as he compared campaigns being held by President Yoweri Museveni.