Uganda: Security Forces Cordon Off Bobi Wine’s Party Headquarters

The National Unity Platform (NUP) head office in Kamwokya, Kampala has been cordoned off by security forces as the party prepares to hold prayers for their alleged supporters who lost their lives due to the regime’s actions.

In an announcement on Sunday, Kyagulanyi stated that they would gather at their party offices on Monday to pray for their comrades who were killed, abducted, or are still missing.

He expressed his frustration with the security forces’ actions in blocking their prayers.

“The military and police have raided and cordoned off the NUP Head Office, Kamwokya yet again, preventing us from holding prayers for our deceased, detained, and disappeared comrades,” Kyagulanyi voiced his concerns.

He mentioned that nobody is allowed to enter or leave the office, questioning the regime’s behavioir while they celebrate “independence.”

Kyagulanyi criticised the regime for behaving worse than the colonialists they replaced.

“While Museveni and his small group indulge in the celebration of looting and plundering our nation for nearly forty years, we will stand with the families of the victims to remember their loved ones,” Kyagulanyi added.

Currently, Kyagulanyi remains confined to his home, allegedly to prevent him from mobilising for a march.

He was detained at the airport without going through regular immigration procedures and has been blocked from leaving his home since then.

Several of his supporters have also been arrested.

It is uncertain whether Kyagulanyi will be granted permission to venture outside today.

This preventive arrest tactic is commonly used by security agents to restrict the movement of leading opposition politicians, often leading to extended detentions.