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Bobi Wine and journalists flee from soldiers on candidate’s Kampala compound

 Opposition leader Bobi Wine and a group journalists covering the Ugandan presidential election fled from soldiers posted on the candidate’s compound in the capital Kampala on Friday (January 15).

Reuters video showed journalists frantically running before coming to a stop together with Bobi Wine on the grounds of his compound.

Footage of the incident aired on Sky News showed Wine and journalists beginning to run after coming into contact with several armed soldiers posted by a gate.

Wine, the musician-turned-politician also known as Robert Kyagulanyi, said on Friday his life was in danger as the government deployed armed security forces around his compound in Kampala.

The final results of Thursday’s (January 14) presidential election have not yet been announced, but Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni held a commanding lead according to partial results on Saturday (January 16) morning.

With ballots from 86% of polling stations counted, Museveni had won 5.3 million, or 58.8%, while main opposition candidate Wine had 3.1 million votes (34.6%), the Electoral Commission said just after 9 a.m. (0600 GMT).

(Production: Jackson Njehia, Nazanine Moshiri, Marrisa Davison, Kristian Brunse)

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