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Barbaric and archaic! Bobi Wine hits at security forces over violent re-arrest of Kaweesi murder suspects

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has condemned the manner in which suspects were rearrested. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA — Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine who recently revealed that his lawyers are gathering more evidence to hold personally responsible the security officials who unleash torture on suspects has condemned the manner in which Kaweesi murder suspects were re-arrested.

In a statement issued on Thursday September 12, Bobi Wine expressed shock at the suspects and their lawyer were bundled into awaiting vehicle — wondering whether the officers involved are human beings.

Bobi Wine says that “violations of this nature are barbaric and archaic.”

On Wednesday September 11, four accused persons in murder of former AIGP Felix Kaweesi, were released on bail before they were quickly rearrested violently by security operatives in plain clothes.

“In the full glare of cameras! The continued persecution of these countrymen must be condemned by all of us,” Bobi Wine wrote.

He strongly condemned the manner in which James Mubiru, a political activist was arrested brutally and strangled.

“We owe a duty to our country to put an end to this blatant misuse of state power and authority,” he added.

The MP recently said he requested his legal team to identify the officers involved in beating and violently torturing suspects and take legal action against them in their individual capacity.

Bobi Wine, also put Parliament on notice revealing plans table a motion seeking for improvement of the welfare of the security officers in the country.

He argued that the continued meagre pay has left the security forces disgruntled.

The musician turned politician told parliament that having interacted with many of security officers, he has realized that these work under unfavourable conditions and are underpaid among other challenges concluding that it’s because of this that these harshly treat Ugandans.

The army leadership however disputed reports of underpayment, claiming they are Pan – Africanists, serving with the spirit of patriotism.

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