KAMPALA – Police have said they are ready to respect a court directive to withdraw from the home of Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, but vowed to maintain a surveillance on his movements.
Addressing journalists in Kampala shortly after Justice Michael Elubu’s court ruling that Bobi Wine’s preventive arrest was illegal, the police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga, said they have an obligation to abide by and observe rule of law.
“As a law abiding institution and an institution which respects and upholds the law in our country, we are going to abide by the court ruling,” Mr Enanga said.
“However, we urge the National Unity Platform (NUP) president [Kyagulanyi] to also abide by the provisions of the court ruling and strictly observe the Covid-19 SOPs as guided by the court. As Ugandan, he has an obligation to abide by and observe rule of law. However, as a prerogative of the police, we shall maintain our surveillance just to ensure that he doesn’t break the law during this period because we have to ensure that the security situation is maintained,” he added.
In his ruling on Monday, Justice Micheal Elubu ordered security operatives to “immediately vacate” Mr Kyagulanyi’s home or take him to an authorized detention centre if he (Kyagulanyi) has committed an offence.
The judge also ordered Mr Kyagulanyi to observe Covid-19 standard operating procedures when his freedom and liberties are restored.