Deutsche Welle reports on Bobi Wine’s brutal arrest and detention in Nalufenya and the violent clashes that erupted following his arrest that left seven people dead and more than a dozen injured.
Ugandan security forces clashed with supporters of the opposition leader, who is the main challenger to longstanding President Yoweri Museveni in the January 14 presidential election.
“So far the dead are seven, as from late last evening. Those injured are 45,” police spokesman Fred Enanga told AFP on Thursday.
Protests began on Wednesday, when the singer was arrested for the second time this month.
Enanga claimed that calm had returned to the capital Kampala “even after there were attempts by some gangs this morning to block roads by burning tires and setting up barricades, which police stopped.”