“Bobi Wine and his entire campaign team arrested in Kalangala! Media blocked,” the tweet said.
No further details of their arrest have yet been made available.
He said one of his bodyguards was run over and killed Sunday by a military police truck, while the guard was taking a journalist to the hospital.
In an interview with CNN earlier this month, Wine said he had nearly been killed on two occasions in recent weeks and urged the international community to hold Uganda’s government accountable ahead of elections next month.
While authorities have said the restrictions are necessary to curb the spread of Covid-19, opposition members and their supporters say they are an excuse to limit campaigning before the election.
United Nations human rights experts on Tuesday released a statement expressing serious concerns about the violence ahead of Uganda’s presidential election. They urged authorities to “put an end to the arrest, detention and judicial harassment of political opponents, civil society leaders and human rights defenders.”
“Since the publication of the guidelines on the conduct of elections during Covid-19 in June by the Uganda Electoral Commission, we have witnessed gradual shrinking of civic space, and misuse and abuse of health-related restrictions to curb dissent in the country ahead of the election on 14 January,” said the UN experts.