Bobi Wine Responds to Police Summons

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Some opposition Members of Parliament led by the leader of Opposition Winifred Kiiza, Kilak MP Gilbert Olanya and Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zzake, Mbwatekamwa Gaffa, DP lady escorted Kyagulanyi from Parliament building to CPS accompained by boda-boda cyclists.

There was chaos in Kampala as Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi appeared at Central Police Station.  

Police summoned Kyagulanyi through the speaker of Parliament to answer charges of disobedience to a statutory duty contrary to section 116 of the penal code act.

Kyagulanyi alongside some journalists and musicians last week organized a demonstration in Kampala against the social media and mobile money tax.

Some opposition Members of Parliament led by the leader of Opposition Winifred Kiiza, Kilak MP Gilbert Olanya and Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zzake, Mbwatekamwa Gaffa, DP lady escorted Kyagulanyi from Parliament building to CPS accompained by boda-boda cyclists.

When they reached CPS, chaos erupted as police blocked the MPs and journalists from entering the police station.

However, after scuffles, police later allowed the MPs in but blocked the journalists. Some journalists who had entered in the precincts of CPS were dragged out drawing a fight between the police and journalists.

Police arrested six unidentified boda-boda cyclists and confiscated three boda-boda motorcycles.

Luke Owoyesigire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, says that the six had been arrested for blocking traffic law.

"The traffic Police is handling their issue, so they will either be taken to the courts of law or issued tickets for specific traffic offences.
Kyagulanyi is currently still being interrogated.

 

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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.