KAMPALA, 8 January 2021 – Dozens of campaign staff working for the main challenger in Uganda’s upcoming presidential ballot remain in custody despite a court order releasing them.

The workers have been held nine days in a military barracks in the capital, Kampala, according to a lawyer for Bobi Wine.

Security Forces Breaking up a Bobi Wine Rally

Ugandan Security Forces Breaking up another Bobi Wine Rally – Photo The Indian Express

Pop star Bobi Wine is seen as the main challenger to the bid for a record sixth term by incumbent president, Yoweri Museveni.

Bobi Wine himself has been arrested many times since he started running for Uganda’s top job.

Reports say Bobi Wine sent his wife and four children off to the United States at the beginning of the week, expressing concern for their security in the period immediately leading up to and following next week’s presidential election.

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