Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine said the military raided his home Tuesday and beat one of his guards
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine said the military raided his home Tuesday and beat one of his guards, two days before the presidential election
Singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, has not campaigned for the last five days.
With authorities restricting his movements, Wine has spent most of his time at his house on the outskirts of Kampala.
Wine is campaigning for president as candidate of the National Unity Platform party, which has become the main opposition group in Uganda.
Tuesday was meant to be the final day of campaigning for all presidential candidates in the central areas of Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso districts.
However, in December, the Electoral Commission suspended campaigns in 12 districts considered opposition strongholds. The commission said it was following guidelines by the Ministry of Health to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, over 100 National Unity Platform supporters are being held in different detention centers around the country. The police said many of those arrested belong to youth brigades that have been involved in criminal activities ahead and during the elections.
Opposition and human rights activists accuse the government of paving the way for another election victory by President Yoweri Museveni, who is seeking to extend his 34-year rule over Uganda.
As Ugandans wait to cast their vote Thursday, few have access to sites such as Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter after the government ordered a shutdown of social media.