KAMPALA – Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana has dismissed claims that incarcerated Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is receiving better treatment in military detention and insisted that the Kyadondo East MP has wounds all over the body and needs specialized treatment abroad.
A day after MPs on Parliament’s Defence Committee led by Peter Egwang visited Bobi Wine and claimed that his condition was not as a bad as feared, Mr Ssewanyana, who visited the MP on Monday, revealed that he is in a lot of pain, passes out blood while urinating and coughs all the time.
“He is not fine. You can tell from the way he talks and his posture that he is in too much pain. What he asked for most is that Parliament helps him to get better treatment abroad. He does not trust the treatment the medical treatment given to him. He says they have injected him numerous times and he does not know for what purpose,” he said on Tuesday.
Mr Ssewanyana also confirmed that Bobi Wine was, on Sunday, taken for CT-scan at Kampala Imaging Centre and that the results are yet to be released.
He also revealed that the legislator has wounds all over the body and keeps coughing all the time, adding that Bobi Wine told him that he has been bleeding from the nose and other parts of the body.
The revelation reinforces what Mr Eddy Yawe, Bobi Wine’s elder brother, in a press conference in Makinye, Kampala said on Monday after visiting the MP in Makindye army barracks.
Mr Yawe said that as Bobi Wine was narrating this, one noticeable thing was that he struggled to catch his breath.
“He said he was feeling a lot of pain in the chest and head. His head had a big cut and several other small ones. His ears were bruised too. He sat leaning backwards and he could not support himself on his buttocks. He left leg had a big black spot around the hip and the leg looked weaker. His face and lips were bitterly swollen with only one eye open,” he said.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda also visited Bob Wine at Makindye Barracks on Tuesday.
The legislator is expected to appear in the Military Court on Thursday, August 23, after he was charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition in Gulu last week.
The arrest of the legislator has sparked off protests in different parts of the country. On Monday, security personnel from the army’s presidential guard unit of the Special Forces Command and police’s Presidential Protection Group engaged in running battles with demonstrators who were demanding Bobi Wine’s release.