Heightened Security Deployment and Traffic Jams as Robert Kyagulanyi Returns to Entebbe

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Entebbe, Uganda | The Black Examiner | Heightened security measures have been put in place in Entebbe municipality as supporters of National Unity Platform (NUP) principal Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, eagerly anticipate his arrival at Entebbe International Airport. This development comes as tensions rise in the region, with police warning of the possible blocking of a planned procession by Bobi Wine’s supporters.

The situation escalated when police set up a roadblock at Katabi along the Kampala-Entebbe highway, causing a significant traffic jam at Kitubulu. Every vehicle passing through this checkpoint is subjected to rigorous security checks, resulting in long delays for commuters.

One of the most notable incidents occurred when a mini-bus en route to Entebbe Airport was intercepted at the Kitubulu checkpoint. Occupants were ordered to exit the vehicle for a thorough security check. This incident highlights the extensive security measures in place ahead of Bobi Wine’s return from his mobilization tours in South Africa and Canada

The security deployment and traffic disruptions have raised concerns among NUP supporters, who had planned to welcome their party leader with a grand procession at Entebbe International Airport. However, the warning from the Ugandan police about the possible blocking of this procession has created an air of uncertainty.

A supporter of the NUP spoke to journalists after being arrested at a roadblock along the Entebbe-Kampala highway while en route to Entebbe Airport to welcome Bobi Wine. This incident underscores the tense atmosphere surrounding the arrival of the NUP principal.

The return of Bobi Wine to Entebbe has clearly generated significant attention and concern, with security measures being taken to ensure a safe environment. As the situation unfolds, both supporters and authorities are closely monitoring the developments at Entebbe International Airport.

The Black Examiner will continue to provide updates on this developing story as events unfold. Stay tuned for the latest information on Bobi Wine’s arrival and the security measures in place in Entebbe municipality.


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