A spokesperson for the Ugandan army denied Wine’s bodyguard had been focused.
“UPDF (Ugandan People’s Defence Force) would like to clarify that the late Senteza … was not knocked by a Military Police Vehicle as purported, but rather fell off a speeding car … he tried to jump to (sic) but fell off,” Brig. Gen. Flavia Byekwaso, the spokesperson, wrote on Twitter late on Sunday.
Wine mentioned the incident occurred whereas his staff was taking native journalist Ashraf Kasirye to hunt medical assist, after he had been wounded by police.
Police spokesman Fred Enanga advised Reuters that supporters of Wine had gathered on Sunday in Masaka, 125 kilometers (78 miles) southwest of the capital Kampala.
Wine tweeted that he had attended a church service within the city.
Enanga mentioned Wine’s supporters had been “violent” however gave no additional particulars on what they had been doing.
“Teargas was used to quell the violence. The journalists were regrettably caught up during the process of dispersing the violent group,” Enanga mentioned in a press release on-line, including that the circumstances had been being investigated.
Enanga advised Reuters that Kasirye sustained a critical harm above his left eye “allegedly from a (teargas) canister.”
Wine additionally accused the army of taking on the election course of and mentioned his marketing campaign staff have been tear gassed and shot at with dwell bullets.
While authorities have mentioned the restrictions are essential to curb the unfold of Covid-19, opposition members and their supporters say they’re an excuse to curb campaigning earlier than the election.
At the time, witnesses advised CNN that police, army and plainclothes gunmen fired excessive caliber rifles in dense city areas to quell the protests. Those accounts had been backed up by a number of movies shared on social media in the course of the chaos.
Additional reporting by Reuters.