A viral video seen by BROADCASTGHANA on Twitter captured the moment the police force meted out a cruel act on the wife of Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine.
The video has attracted mixed reactions from people all over the world, having many of them expressing their total disappointment with African politics.
Local media report bares that Uganda has over the past few weeks been under serious political unrest as the country goes to the polls on 14th January 20201.
Brief history has it that the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled the country since 1986, is seeking re-election
Museveni, 76, does not appear eager to let a fair and free democratic election unfold after more than three decades in power. In 2017, he changed the constitution to remove the age limit to allow him to extend his iron grip on power. This led to an outcry and street protests among Uganda’s youth.
Bobi Wine, who regularly wears a helmet and flak jacket on the campaign trail, is seen as the most prominent challenger, and his message has struck a chord with Uganda’s young people.
World Bank data shows three-quarters of Ugandans are under the age of 30 and have never known another president.
Uganda’s government has currently placed a ban on social media sites in the country under reasons better known to the government.
This is @HEBobiwine's wife & son being tortured in Uganda 🇺🇬 😭😭. Where is the @UN @UNICEF @AJEnglish @AJENews? Kindly retweet to reach the world, Museveni uses all means to remain in power but #WeAreRemovingADictator. Kiburi FC Madonna Thika Likoni Manchester United wheelbarrow pic.twitter.com/vRJ53XI4ry
— Mutwiri wa Tharaka Nithi (@KenyanMutwiri) January 13, 2021