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Presidency, 10 Ministries Cut Off as Bobi Takes Oath

Hundreds of Bobi Wine supporters locked outside Parliament
Hundreds of Bobi Wine supporters locked outside Parliament

Roads leading to Parliament, the Office of the Prime Minister, 11 ministries and 3 important government departments were temporarily blocked on Tuesday for 3 hours as Kyadondo East MP Elect Robert Kyagulanyi was being sworn in.

Mr. Kyagulanyi better known as Bobi Wine came in for the big event in a convoy of 10 vehicles, motorcycles and hundreds of supporters on foot escorted by a police lead car and 4 operation pickups filled with field force officers with anti-riot gears.

The MP elected and his convoy arrived at the main entry of Parliament at 1pm and were all stopped at the gate. Only one car carrying Bobi and his wife Berbie Kyagulanyi was allowed into Parliament and 20 supporters.

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The crowd at the gate amidst tight security spread and covered the junction and roads leading to Ministries of Information and Communications Technology, Trade, Industries and Cooperatives and Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities and Education Service Commission in the South.

On the Eastern side, Ministries of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Education and Sports were equally blocked.

Meanwhile on the northern side, the road entering Ministry of Lands and Prisons Headquarters, no vehicle accessed the two important offices for the 3 hours Bobi spent at Parliament.

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The roads from Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Office of the Auditor General through Office of Prime Minister, Ministry of Presidency and Parliament to Nile Avenue were also restricted to prevent jam.

The traffic was enforced by Kampala Metropolitan in charge, Norman Musinga and overall security at Parliament and the surrounding ministries and government agencies, was manned by the metropolitan commander, Frank Mwesigwa.

The exit of Bobi from Parliament took again about 40 minutes affecting traffic to and from Speke Road, Nile Avenue, Said Bare road, Dewington and Parliament Avenue.

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