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Bobi Wine to be grilled by CID officers, says Minister

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – State Minister for Internal Affairs Obiga Mario Kania has said that Kyadondo County East MP Robert Kyagulanyi will soon be summoned to the CID headquarters to make a statement.

Appearing before Parliament on Wednesday, Mr Kania was tasked by MPs to state the charges against Mr Kyagulanyi and to detain him in the lawful detention structures in case he has a crime.

Minister Kania reiterated that “Police says Hon Kyagulanyi has committed some crimes and has been summoned to make a statement at the CID offices either today or tomorrow”.

Meanwhile, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Ms Betty Aol Ocan, said she is shocked by the Police heavy deployment around Bobi Wine’s home in Magere, Kasangati Town Council, Wakiso District.

While visiting the legislator on Wednesday, Ms Ocan called upon all MPs to stand with Bobi Wine.

Bobi Wine said: “I am under illegal detention in my house. We are going to act on this lawfully by demonstrating peacefully. Nobody is free in this country, there are people going through worse.”

Since Tuesday, Bobi Wine has been under house detention for attempting to go to police to deliver a letter to the IGP on why his music concerts were blocked.

His counterpart, Dr  Kizza Besigye said what is happening to Bobi Wine is what is happening to all Ugandans suffocated by the regime.

“The struggle today is not a struggle for leadership, we have nothing to lead, we have to first regain the country. The struggle is to end the rule of the few. I have never set out to seek leadership. I have actually never contested for any office until 2001. I don’t consider these as contests for leadership, they are contests for liberation. The opposition is not me or Nobert Mao. You don’t measure the strength of opposition from people who call themselves leaders of the opposition. The opposition in Uganda are the people who are discontented with the junta,” he said on NBS TV on Wednesday.

He said the struggle against the regime is not a beauty contest to require a new face on the block.

“We are looking for as many fighters as we can. That is the name of the game. If what they are talking about is leadership of the fighting, I have been very clear. Whoever wants to lead the fight should come and lead it. I have never stopped anyone. I am not anxious to be in the teargas. I have never seen Bwanika in the heat of things, who has stopped them? This struggle is also a protracted struggle. It takes time and it has processes. The impatience of the masses must be translated into actions that will take them out of their troubles. There are mechanisms I use to distribute my messages when I am blocked from accessing radio stations. I record the message on a memory card and distribute it,” he added.

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