Activists arrested at anti-Museveni demo in Nairobi

Human Rights defender Beatrice Waithera during her arrest outside the Ugandan embassy. Waithera was among four activists arrested on Wednesday while protesting against alleged human rights violations in Uganda ahead of the Thursday general elections./COURTESY

A number of human rights activists were on Wednesday morning arrested outside the Ugandan embassy.

The four activists, among them Haki Africa’s Executive Director Hussein Khalid, were protesting against alleged human rights violations taking place in Uganda ahead of Thursday’s general elections.

“Haki Africa condemns the arrest of Hussein Khalid and other human rights defenders. We are still strong in demanding for electoral justice and human rights in Uganda,” said Haki Africa.

Haki Africa’s Hussein Khalid and other human rights defenders arrested outside Ugandan embassy while protesting over alleged human rights violation ahead of Thursday’s elections./COURTESY

The protest came just hours after Uganda Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine wrote on his social media platform that security had been withdrawn from his home a day before the elections.

Bobi Wine’s house raided, two days to Ugandan elections

“So, the private security company that has been guarding my home for the last 12 years has been ordered to withdraw security at my house. Their supervisors showed up unannounced at midnight, disarmed my guard, and said they had instructions to immediately withdraw my security,” wrote Bobi Wine.