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Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima addresses journalists at Naguru Police Headquarters on Wednesday. Courtesy photo

Police Ban Procession, Rallies during Bobi Wine Return

Bobi Wine will only be received by his family and will be escorted by security up to his home - Kayima, Police Spokesperson
posted onSeptember 19, 2018

By Fred Kiva

KAMPALA. Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) will be escorted by security up to his home on arrival at Entebbe Airport on Thursday, Police have said.

Bobi Wine has been in the United States of America(USA) where he flew for treatment over two weeks ago.

Addressing Journalists at Naguru Police Headquarters, Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima said Kyagulanyi will only be received at the Airport by members of his family and there will be no procession.

“He (Bobi Wine) will only be received by his family and will be escorted by security up to his home,” Kayima said.

Kayima added that no procession or rally will be allowed and security will be heightened to ensure normal traffic flow on Entebbe road.

“We expect the Member of Parliament to return peacefully and do whatever possible to respect laws of this country,” Kayima emphasized.

Kayima said that Police already have reports that Bobi Wine’s supporters are planning to hold processions as they welcome him. He however warned that police will not allow any activity that results into a rally or any public assembly as per the Public Order Management Act.

Read also: Police Warn Bobi Wine Supporters Ahead Of His Return

On Tuesday, People Power to which Bobi Wine is a leader issued a statement warning security personnel against what they called interference in their procession to welcome him. Bobi Wine has also been mobilizing his supporters on social media to turn up in big numbers to welcome him.

Deputy Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said on Tuesday that Police had not received a notification from organizers of the procession as required under the Public Order Management Act.

Bobi Wine went abroad to seek specialized treatment, although later the Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng said his situation did not require treatment abroad. Bobi Wine and Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake, now hospitalized in India got injured during the Arua Municipality campaign fracas on August 13.

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