Uganda's Bobi Wine picked up by police on arrival home from US

Ugandan MP Bobi Wine aborad a Kenya Airways flight to Entebbe airport

The singer, who faces a treason charge that he denies, was driven to his residence outside the capital, Kampala, where hundreds of youthful supporters cheered and chanted as he climbed on top of a vehicle and raised his fist.

He was forced into a waiting police vehicle, registration number, UP 7500 and driven straight to Kasangati police station near his home in Magere.

Some see Bobi Wine's popularity as sign of a generational rift between Uganda's young population and President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986.

In the past returning opponents have been greeted by large crowds that turned into a slow hours-long procession towards the capital marked by clashes between police and supporters.

Ugandan police have yet again arrested Kyadondo East MP Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine upon landing at Entebbe International Airport from the United States of America where he had gone for treatment.

Police escorted him there from the airport - a move which he said was against his wishes.

Bobi Wine, 36, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was charged with treason alongside 32 other politicians following campaign violence during a by-election in August.

Ssentamu, who won a national assembly seat a year ago, faces treason charges over his alleged role in an incident last month in which the president's convoy was pelted with stones. He denies wrongdoing. His next court appearance is October 1.

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Kampala police confirmed that two of his brothers were among more than a dozen people detained attempting to get to the airport to welcome Wine.

Authorities banned rallies to welcome Ssentamu home.

The BBC's Fergal Keane accompanied him into his home, where the MP said he had "come back to fight".

The self-declared "ghetto president" told the BBC after his win that he represented a new generation: "I am going to stand up for issues".

The singer has a big following among the poor and unemployed in urban areas.

He says he was tortured in custody after being arrested last month.

Dozens of global musicians have condemned the treatment of the singer, and the European Union parliament and some USA senators have urged Ugandan authorities to respect basic human rights.

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