KAMPALA – Police and army officers have vacated the home of former National Unity Platform presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine in Magere, Kasangati, in line with a High Court order.
On Monday evening, Bobi Wine had reported that the security deployment remained at his home despite the High Court Kampala earlier ordering for its withdrawal, saying it was illegal and unlawful.
Now it has emerged that the security forces have vacated Kyagulanyi’s home, with no visible officers seen there. The four roadblocks manned by police and the army along Magere road, off Gayaza-Kampala road in Kasangati Town centre, have been reduced to one.
However, found military and police patrol pickups and policemen have remained patrolling the area.
In his ruling on Monday, Justice Michael Elubu said: “Having considered all the circumstances of this case, it is my finding that the continued indefinite restriction and confinement of the applicant (Kyagulanyi) at his home is unlawful. In the result, it has been established that his right to personal liberty has been infringed.”
“Having found, as I do, that the restrictions imposed on the applicant are unlawful, it is hereby ordered that they are lifted. Consequently, an order for the restoration of the personal liberty of the applicant is hereby issued,” the judge added.