World - Africa Updated: October 05, 2023

Uganda: Police Fires Tear Gas, Disrupts Main Opposition Leader's Supporters

By Rasheed Olajide Awoniyi
October 05, 2023

Ugandan police have used tear gas to block supporters of leading opposition candidate Bobi Wine from accessing his residence on the outskirts of Kampala.

He was previously apprehended by security agents at Entebbe Airport after returning from a trip overseas.

Bobi Wine ran against President Yoweri Museveni in the last election and has been detained several times.

Bobi Wine was approached by plainclothes security personnel as he exited the plane at Entebbe International Airport.

He was dragged to his residence in Kampala, Uganda's capital, without his will.


This measure appears to have been made to prevent opposition supporters from holding a welcome gathering.

The next election is more than two years away.

But Bobi Wine has already begun campaigning and wants to depose Yoweri Museveni as the President of Uganda.  

The 79-year-old leader's son has stated his desire to run for president as well. 

The military has been employed to make life tough for the opposition for more than two decades.


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