KAMPALA – In the wake local and international outcry, authorities have dropped the charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition against singer politician Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine.
Bobi Wine was arrested after the presidential convoy was pelted with stones in the Arua and charged before a court-martial in Gulu last week.
He was campaigning for an opposition candidate Kassiano Wadri in a hard-fought by-election that also drew President Yoweri Museveni in support of the ruling party candidate.
A crowd that allegedly jeered Museveni’s convoy and broke his car window was dispersed by police who fired live rounds, killing Bobi Wine’s driver. The MP was arrested the following day.
However, information reaching this website indicates that Bobi Wine will be re-arrested and tried again, but this time in the civilian court.
Also the opposition former Forum Democratic Changes President Kizza Besigye’s has been arrested and taken to Naggalama police station as he tried to move out of his home in Kasangati.
Security forces on Thursday morning sealed off homes of opposition leaders including Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago who is also Robert Kyagulanyi’s lawyer and Makindye East MP Allan Ssewanyana.
Dr Besigye in a Twitter post has confirmed the presence of armed forces at his residence in Kasangati.
“Every way out of my home is barricaded since very early today. The intention is to deny us the freedom to move and to be at the Military Court where Bobi Wine is to be produced this morning.
The struggle for freedom and sovereignty won’t be blocked! [President Yoweri] Museveni must go,” Dr Besigye twitted on Thursday morning.