LUZIRA/KAMPALA – Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagunalyi a.k.a Bobi Wine on Thursday appeared in court via video link from Luzira prison for his bail hearing. The MP, who is facing charges of unlawful assembly was in bullish mood, telling the magistrate to decide however she pleased.
Before the court granted him bail on a cash bond of UGX. 1million, the Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Esther Nahirya called him out for his opinion, and the singer turned politician let out his heart, indicating his commitment to continue with his ‘People Power’ struggle.
“If standing for what is right is going to hand me my freedom, I will thank God for it. If standing for what is right is going to keep me in this prison, then I will thank God even louder. After all, I have a lot of work to do, even here in prison,” he said.
Acknowledging the bail, his international lawyer Robert Amsterdam thanked international supporters, whom he credits for having helped protect his safety.
“He still continues to face a fabricated charges and ongoing persecution by Museveni’s junta. We must remain vigilant and determined to hold them to account,” Mr. Amsterdam said on twitter.
The magistrate adjourned the case to May 23, 2019.