Ugandan police on Tuesday fired live bullets at a people power youth gathering, a group that drums support for Ugandan musician-turned opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine.
During the incident, several people have been injured, among them being the group leader Otim Bosmic.
— Eddie Mutwe (@eddie_mutwe) June 4, 2019
Okot P’Bitek, a people power mobiliser who was also injured during the incident is currently admitted in hospital after he was shot thrice by guards to Amolatar RDC.
According to the Official Spokesperson of the People Power Movement in Uganda Joel Ssenyonyi, Bitek, a people power mobiliser in the district was attending their function which the RDC disrupted claiming it was illegal.
Okot P’Bitek is admitted in hospital after he was shot thrice by guards to Amolatar RDC. @JoelSsenyonyi says Bitek, a people power mobiliser in the district was attending their function which the RDC disrupted claiming it was illegal. #NTVNews pic.twitter.com/k1w0ILxDMl
— Walter Mwesigye (@MwesigyeWalter) May 24, 2019
This is not the first time police in Uganda are attacking Bobi Wine and his supporters. Yasin Kawuma, Bobi Wine’s driver was in August last year shot dead from inside Bobi Wine’s Tundra vehicle near Hotel Pacific in Arua town.
Bobi Wine, with several other opposition MPs had pitched camp in Arua to campaign for former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) member of parliament Kasiano Wadri.
Bobi Wine has been in a fight with Ugandan president Yoweri Gakuta Museveni for a longer period of time now over their political differences. He wants to unseat Museveni from power in the coming 2021 elections.