Opposition leader and presidential candidate Bobi Wine of Uganda accused soldiers of having “raided” his home and arrested his security guards on Monday morning during a live radio interview for a Kenyan radio station, Deutsche Welle (DW) reported on Tuesday.“The army has this morning raided my home, arrested all my security guards and anyone they could see around my premises,” Wine wrote on Twitter on January 11. “No reason for the arrest was given,” the pop-star-turned-legislator added. The alleged raid on Wine’s home occurred as the politician participated in a live radio interview with Kenya’s Hot 96 FM station according to DW, a German state-owned broadcaster. Wine is running as a presidential candidate in Uganda’s upcoming general election on January 14. He seeks to oust current Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for 35 years. While the Ugandan army has not responded to Wine’s allegations that its soldiers raided his residence, the Uganda National Police said on January 12, “they have credible information that … Bobi Wine plans to stage his own abduction after casting his vote on Thursday [January 14],” Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported. Uganda National Police spokesman Fred Enanga said Wine “will possibly hide at an embassy” after voting in… Read full this story
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