Army Seals Off Bobi Wine, Besigye’s Homes Ahead of Museveni Swearing-in


By Kiggundu Ismail

The Army and Security forces identified and unidentified have on Monday surrounded homes of the National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu Known as Bobi Wine and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Strongman Dr. Kizza Besigye, both parties have confirmed to The Homeland Newspaper.

According to Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, his home in Mageere Kasangati Town Council has been surrounded and sealed off by military operatives, nearly a few hours to the swearing-in of President Museveni at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.

“My home is surrounded by the police and the military! Soldiers are back to the streets. This is how (Museveni) plans to swear himself in!” Kyagulanyi said in a post on his verified Facebook page.

Kyagulanyi Ssentamu’s post came a few minutes after the FDC had reported that the home of Dr. Besigye in Kasangati also had been sealed off by security forces on Monday morning.

Addressing the press on Monday afternoon, UPDF Deputy Spokesperson Col. Deo Akiiki confirmed security presence at Kyagulanyi’s home. Afande Akiki however said that it is meant to offer him security.

“The deployment at Bobi Wine’s residence is for his own good. We accord security based on the weight of a person. He is a distinguished Ugandan. His security can’t be as anybody else’s, But he was also invited. I saw the invitation,” Col. Akiiki said.

President Museveni is expected to swear in for his next term on Wednesday, in a scientific ceremony that will be attended by only 4,042 people including former presidential candidates who were invited according to the o organizing committee.

Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Aka Bobi Wine was also invited and the other nine presidential candidates of the 2021 presidential polls.

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