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Deputy Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango. Courtesy Photo

Police Warn Bobi Wine Supporters Ahead Of His Return

Deputy Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango warned People Power on threatening violence against security officers, whose mandate is to keep law and order
posted onSeptember 18, 2018
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By Kampala Post Reporter

KAMPALA. Police have warned Bobi Wine’s People Power supporters against intimidating security officers, ahead of the MP's return to the country.

Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine) is slated to return to Uganda on Thursday from the United States of America (USA) where he has been for treatment.

In a statement issued by People Power Secretary General Ivan Kyeyune, the group warned security officers against what they termed as interference in their procession as they welcome back Bobi Wine.

However, Deputy Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango warned People Power on threatening violence against security officers, whose mandate is to keep law and order.

“We shall provide security to him (Bobi Wine) just as we do provide to all Ugandans who travel like him, unless they request for a special arrangement,” Onyango said when asked about how police would handle the Kyadondo East legislator when he arrives at Entebbe Airport.

Onyango however said that police have not received any notification from People Power on the planned activities to welcome Bobi Wine, as required under the Public Order Management Act.

Read also: Security Readies for Bobi Wine Return From America

On Monday, Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo told journalists at the Uganda Media Centre that as Member of Parliament, Bobi Wine is a Very Important Person (VIP) and will therefore go through the Entebbe Airport VIP Lounge. He will later be escorted to his destination by security.

This website had earlier learnt that security agencies have set up a team to manage Bobi Wine’s movement to ensure that his supporters do not destabilize people's businesses and traffic flow on the busy Entebbe Road.

A source in security intimated that there are measures to ensure smooth traffic flow so that those travelling from the airport are not disturbed, while those traveling to the airport reach as planned to catch their flights.

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