Police and military has on Monday evening surrounded the home of People Power Movement boss Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine hours after calling for protests against police brutality.
The Kyadondo East member of parliament is now prevented from moving out of his home in what police said was a preventive measure to stop the Opposition politician from holding unlawful public assemblies.
“Those are preventive measures under the preventive policy of keeping law and order. As long as he still has threats of conducting unlawful assemblies, our intelligence we help us get that and we shall be able to see what next. However, as of now, we shall keep our forces there because this has become an issue of national security,” Mr Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, said last evening.
Bobi Wine was on Monday arrested as he went to address press conference at his One Love Beach in Busabala.
“I wanted to tell the world what next and that is what the police didn’t want to hear. We have used all lawful ways for police to stop blocking my shows and brutalising the Opposition but they have failed to understand. I am calling for another lawful method and that is to protest,” Bobi Wine told the media at his residence in Kasangati.
The vocal legislator had planned to deliver a letter on Tuesday to police authorities notifying them of peaceful demonstration against police brutality and bad governance.