Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has accused youthful MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine of stoning his motorcade during chaotic campaigns in Arua Municipality on Monday.
Bobi Wine has since been arrested in relation to this incident. Police say they are holding him for obstructing the Presidential motorcade.
President Museveni also announced that he was not injured during the chaos which left the hind windscreen of one of the cars in his motorcade shattered by unknown people.
It is reported Museveni’s security detail retaliated by firing live bullets.
In the melee, Kyagulanyi’s bodyguard – a police officer – was shot dead. Six other people sustained injuries as a result of the chaos.
“The elements of the opposition, including Kassaiano Wadri, Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) and others stoned our convoy, including my vehicle,” the President claimed.
“The stones they threw broke the rear glass window of the car where we transport luggage. The window glass is not armored. There is no harm on the old man with a hat. It is a big shame to have such confused people who want to use violence to intimidate Ugandans. Nobody has a right to intimidate any Ugandan by word or action.”
Before his arrest, Bobi Wine claimed the killing of his bodyguard was a case of mistaken identity.
“Police have shot my driver dead thinking they’ve shot at me,” he said.
The social media post was accompanied by a photograph of a blood drenched man slumped at the wheel of the car.