Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has been taken away by the police after he was cleared to run by the electoral commission, reports the BBC.

He was “grabbed and whisked away by police right after nominations and driven straight home” she says.

The politician’s supporters had gathered outside the nomination venue and along the road to the centre.

Police had earlier announced strict restrictions on the number of supporters accompanying presidential aspirants to the electoral commission to submit their nomination papers.

Supporters who had gathered at the National Unity Platform party headquarters for their manifesto launch were dispersed with tear gas.

He will face off against nine other presidential candidates including the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni in next year’s election.

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