Ugandan security forces have blockaded the homes of prominent opposition politicians, Bobi Wine ahead of a planned protest in the capital, Kampala.
Both veteran opposition leader Kizza Besigye and Bobi Wine, a former pop star whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, say that security forces are surrounding their homes and preventing them from leaving.
Wine shared on x that the military and police have surrounded his home and put him under house arrest, but the protest is on while Besigye also shared a post shortly after, with photos showing several security officers obstructing the entrance to his home.
The two government critics have asked Ugandans to go ahead with the planned protest today to demand the government to fix dilapidated roads.
Police have vowed to block the demonstrations, saying that protests organised by the politicians “have never been peaceful” and would disrupt a key summit under way in the capital.