"The only sad thing ... is that we are missing the communication because some lines have been cut off. We don't have internet so we are lacking communication," she said. "Outside Kampala, we don't know what is going on."
What was going on, according to Wine and other opposition figures, was the election being stolen.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni claimed Saturday that he had been re-elected for a sixth term
, despite widespread allegations of fraud and intimidation. In power since 1986, Museveni
has defied repeated attempts to remove him over the years, cracking down on protests and jailing potential rivals.
In recent elections, a key tactic in curtailing opposition has been to control Ugandans' access to the internet
, blocking social media and messaging software like WhatsApp, and even instituting countrywide internet blackouts, cutting the population off from information at the most vital time.