The Ugandan presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, whomis also known as Bobi Wine has said says the military has taken over his home, after a tense election in the country.
While the votes were being counted, Bobi Tweeted: “We are under siege. The military has jumped over the fence and has now taken control of our home. None of these military intruders is talking to us. We are in serious trouble. We are under siege.”
However, the police and army have debunked Wine’s claims by saying that he had not been apprehended and that they were only offering him protection.
While debunking Bobi’s claim, Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said: “It is true that police and other security agencies are around his premises … outside, not inside his home, but that is basically to ensure security in the area.
“He is not under arrest. We have just provided security in the area. Nothing much.”
The spokesman further said two people attempted to jump over Wine’s fence but they intervened arrested one while the other ran away.
He added that another person that knocked on the gate while he was not invited to the home, was arrested for interrogation about what his intentions were.
He said: “If we find they are no threat to the honourable and the home, they will be released.”