The car of Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was attacked on Monday evening, by opposition supporters in the town of Arua. Photos shared by Don Wanyama showed that the rear mirror of the president’s Toyota V8 had been smashed in the attack with the driver reportedly shot dead.
As candidates finalized campaigns at around 6:30 PM, the president’s motorcade was attacked by hooligans at prisons cell in Aura municipality as the president left Boma grounds where he held the last rally. One of the president’s lead cars was attacked and smashed by these hooligans were donning colors of one of the contestants in the elections. I condemn these immature acts of violence, SSP Emilian Kayima said.
At least 34 people believed to be connected to the attack have been arrested by the police, the information came barely an hour after a popular lawmaker, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine, posted on Twitter that police had attempted to kill him.
President @KagutaMuseveni car that was hit by opposition supporters this evening in Arua town. The police will issue a statement on this incident shortly. @nbstv @newvisionwire @DenisNabz @FrankTumwebazek @mollykamukama @JustineLumumba pic.twitter.com/qlT9jwePJ0
— Don Wanyama (@nyamadon) August 13, 2018
— NBS Television (@nbstv) August 13, 2018