Ugandan musician turned politician and opposition leader, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as “Bobi Wine”, who seeks to end the long-time reign of Yoweri Museveni, Uganda's president since 1986, was arrested on Tuesday after he submitted his nomination papers to the electoral body. "They (police) used a hammer and broke the windows of his vehicle and forcefully dragged him out ... they bundled him into their own vehicle and took off," said Joel Senyonyi, spokesman for the National Unity Party. According to Mr. Senyonyi, he does not know what called for the arrest of Bobi Wine. Posts on the singer’s official Twitter account claim he was "violently arrested" outside the nomination venue and has been "brutalized by police and military." This is not the first time he has been taken into custody, Robert Kyagulanyi has been detained and charged several times before over protests by Ugandan authorities.
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