Ugandan voters will have to endure the escalating violence in the ongoing presidential campaigns before going to polls on 14 January 2021.
By Thursday, more than 203 people have been shot dead in the running battles between opposition supporters and state security apparatus across the country.
According to Kampala police commander Moses Kafeero, Bobi Wine who is President Yoweri Museveni’s main opponent has disregarded Covid-19 measures at his rallies and this led to his arrest on Wednesday.
Bobi Wines arrest has prompted thousands of his NUP party supporters across the country and especially in metropolitan Kampala to protest against his detention. Other opposition presidential candidates have suspended the campaigns until Bobi is released.
“As law enforcement, we can’t stand and watch as politicians put the lives of Ugandans at stake by encouraging processions and huge rallies, which fuel Covid-19 transmission,” said Kampala police commander Moses Kafeero.