"We do extend our condolences to their families and the cause of their death will be revealed after postmortem".
Bobi Wine was arrested at a political rally venue in the eastern Uganda district of Luuka, with the police citing that he was holding massive rallies that are contrary to the guidelines given by the electoral commission to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The election will be held on 14 January next year.
The priest urged NUP supporters not to attack the Police during riots and called for peaceful demonstration.
Many reports have circulated claiming heavy-handed policing.
Twitter user Aisha Lee shared a video showing policemen beating civilians while they peacefully evacuated a shopping mall in downtown Kampala.
Since Wine's arrest on Wednesday, "y$3 ouths have been burning tires and blockading streets in the capital, Kampala, and in other areas", demanding the opposition leader's release from jail, Sky News reported. Traders and their customers were pouring out in their hundreds with their hands in the air.
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine used the event to condemn tendencies of tribalism which appeared to have been rekindled during his detention mostly on social media. The aggressive police response to this week's protests has shocked the country.
Yesterday, President Yoweri Museveni warned that the hooligans who are beating up peaceful Ugandans and vandalizing their property will soon lose that appetite. Enanga said the police had recovered bows and arrows. He blamed the protesters for not seeking more "peaceful methods" to raise and "resolve" their concerns using legal means.
As many took to streets to condemn the "illegal" arrest of their choice candidate on Wednesday, police reportedly shot at protesters. He has not yet been charged.
Kyagulanyi wasarrested alongside a Jinja-based man of God identified as Andrew Muwanguzi and five other supporters and they are reportedly being detained at Nalufenya police post in Jinja. Last year, he was cleared to run again after the country's top court upheld a decision to scrap the presidential age limit, which was previously set to 75.