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What's happening in Uganda? Several people killed by the government during Uganda protests

What's happening in Uganda? Several people killed by the government during Uganda protests

Author: Wardah Sempa | Thursday 19th November 2020

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Several innocent people were killed by the Ugandan police for protesting against Ugandan star, Bobi Wine's injustice arrest. Uganda is set for a general election early next year and Bobi Wine is currently running for president. Police arrested Bobi Wine, for no reason at all, and whisked him away to an unknown location days after being tormented by the same police.

The current president Museveni is allegedly using the police and army to arrest, kidnap, torture and kill people with opposing political views. Bobi Wine supporters hit the streets to protest against his arrest and in response, the Ugandan police have started killing innocent citizens.

Known by supporters as “the ghetto president”, Wine is one of a new generation of politicians across Africa who are challenging long-time leaders, hoping to harness deep dissatisfaction among younger, more educated and often urban voters.

He broke into formal politics in 2017 when he won a seat in Uganda’s national assembly and has been since been badly assaulted and detained many times.

David Lewis Rubongoya, secretary general of Wine’s National Unity Platform party, said the arrest of Wine was unfair as Museveni and his supporters had been holding mass rallies.

“It’s not about Covid-19. It’s about repression … People are very angry and they are very right to be angry. People are tired of the double standards; they are tired of the oppression and dictatorship that has caused all these problems in the country,” Rubongoya said.