KAMPALA – Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine has been remanded to Luzira prison till Thursday, May 2, at 10:00 am.
The singer turned politician Monday afternoon arraigned before Buganda road magistrates’ court where grade one Magistrate Esther Nahirya read him charges including disobedience of statutory duties contrary to section 116 of the Penal Code Act.
Bobi Wine, who was arrested as he reported to CID headquarters on Monday morning and later detained briefly at Naggalama police station in Mukono district, was later driven to Buganda road court amid tight security.
His attorney Asuman Basalirwa confirmed his client has been charged with protesting against the social media and mobile money tax last year!
The state alleges that on July 11, 2018, Bobi Wine together with several others still at large at City Square in Kampala disobeyed section 5 and 10 of the Public Order Management Act 2013 by holding a public meeting without adhering to the required criteria.
The case has been stood over for 30 minutes.
The charges against the legislator cum singer relate to the social media tax protest he held in the city centre last year.