Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine is expected to appear in court in Eastern Uganda later this Thursday afternoon.
Kyagulanyi was arrested in Luuka on Wednesday for reportedly flouting guidelines for the prevention of Coronavirus, sparking riots across Uganda.
He was detained at Nalufenya Police station in Jinja.
Bobi’s associates said he possibly faces charges related to ‘doing an act likely to spread infectious disease’ contrary to the Penal Code Act.
It is alleged Kyagulanyi and others still at large on November 18 around 11:00am at Luuka town council, knowingly or having reason to believe that it was likely to spread infectious disease mobilised and addressed a campaign rally of more than 200 people who were not respecting standard operating procedures of Electoral Commission and Ministry of Health, an act likely to spread the infectious disease.
The legal guidelines provide for meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn.
Kyagulanyi is expected to be charged before courts of law in Iganga.