Controversial Ugandan Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine was on Monday arrested by heavily armed policemen while heading to a press conference.
According to a message posted on his Twitter account, Bobi Wine was to address the public on police brutality, injustice and abuse of authority.
University student leaders from Kenya, specifically Moi University, have come out to demand for the immediate release of Bobi Wine.
“The arrest of Bobi Wine while exercising his freedom as a politician and a citizen is a clear sign that the Ugandan government is scared of him.
"President Yoweri Museveni is scared of dying by the same sword he has lived with now that Bobi Wine has indicated that he will challenge him in the next general election. However undemocratic and dictatorial he Ugandan government has been, it will mean a great deal to African youths when Bobi will finally manages to topple Museveni,” Hesbon Ondari, student leader in charge of finance at Moi University stated.
The student leaders also condemned Museveni for using too much dictatorial power on rising youthful leaders in Uganda.
“Museveni is behaving like a demigod. According to him, he will be the president of Uganda even after his death. Bobi Wine’s only mistake is that he is fighting for equity, justice and political hygiene.
"As youths, we condemn what the old man is doing to Bobi and we call upon AU to come in and do something in Uganda because if we are not careful, another Sudan is brewing in Uganda,”Moses Tisa, chair of Kenya University Students Organization, and former Secretary General of Moi University Students Organization stated.
The arrest of Bobi Wine came shortly after his Easter music shows scheduled to take place in Kampala were cancelled.