Tension as Sam Kuteesa former UN President among Bobi Wine travel Ban list

The United States of America has imposed travel sanctions to top Ugandan government officials for what they believe is undermining democracy as a number of opposition supporters have been arrested and illegally detained.

The opposition had raised concerns that close to four hundred of their supporters had been missing after being arrested by the military forces with UN human rights activists calling the government to stop oppressing the opposition.

On January 14th 2021 Ugandans went to the ballot box to vote for their next president and members of parliament. It was no surprise that the incumbent president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni won his sixth term in office having been in power since 1986.

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Bobi Wine few months back while campaigning in Busoga regions

Robert Kyangulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine was Museveni’s closest rival and cried foul after the results were announced as he claimed the outcome of the polls were doctored as it had been marred by massive irregularities across some polling stations.

The member of parliament for Kyadondo county east constituency in Wakiso district filed a petition challenging the outcome of the elections but later dropped his challenge,as Wine’s main concern remains the arrest of his supporters


  1. Gen Peter Elwelu, the Commander of Land Forces
  2. Maj Gen James Birungi, former Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC)
  3. Maj Gen Don William Nabaasa, former Commander of the Special Forces Command
  4. Maj Gen Abel Kandiho, the commandant of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)
  5. Maj Gen Steven Sabiiti Muzeyi, former Deputy Inspector of General of Police
  6. Frank Mwesigwa, Commissioner of Police
  7. Col Chris Serunjogi Ddamulira, the Director of Crime Intelligence in the Uganda Police Force

The list, yet to be released by the US government in close collaboration with its Kampala Mission and NUP, is also said to contain names of police commanders, CMI and other individual army officers accused of attacking, arresting and torturing Bobi Wine and his supporters.

There are also unconfirmed claims that the list also includes the following ministers:

Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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