Bobi Wine

Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has confirmed he will Thursday tomorrow jet in from the United States (US)where he had gone for further medical treatment following his battering by security operatives of the special forces command (SFC) during a by-election of MP for Arua Municipality .

Kyagulanyi who on August 31 arrived in the US for treatment was battered alongside other politicians in the by-election that was won by the then jailed candidate Kassiano Wadri, replacing the late Ibrahim Abiriga who was in June gunned down alongside his brother Said Buga in Matuga Wakiso district as he returned home.

Bobi Wine would later be charged of illegal possession of fire arms and rounds of ammunitions but the charged were later dropped by the Chairman of General Court Martial Lt Gen Andrew Guti. He was then charged with treason along other 33 suspects who were arrested by the security operatives.

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Bobi Wine’s torture and detention would later receive attention from local and international media houses such as Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, individual politicians, European Union, the US and activists, all condemning the torture the security operatives inflicted on Bobi Wine and other politicians like Francis Zaake who is still fighting for his life in India.

Bobi Wine who a section of Ugandans as being immature in outlining key issues of national development, blames President Yoweri Museveni’s government for oppressing his opponents, abuse of human rights and ignoring the youth who are the majority, according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics which manages national statistics.

In a media briefing at press club in Washington DC, his internationals layer Robert Amsterdam called on USA to suspend military funding to security forces in Uganda over the averred tortured claims of opposition politicians. Since then, government of Uganda has denied the allegations saying the security forces were protecting the President Museveni from the group which attacked his motorcade.

Other suspects like Atiku Shaban, Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake Butebi remains admitted at their respective medical facilities of Mengo and anonymous hospital in India.

Zaake and other 33 suspects including his body guard Eddy Mutwe who is currently under incarceration in Gulu Prison, are expected to appear before Gulu Magistrates Court on October 1, for mention of their case.

And yesterday government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said on his arrival from US, Kyagulanyi would be accorded VIP services to his home.

Meanwhile the police on Wednesday said no any fan of Bobi Wine or politician would be allowed to line up on the Entebbe Kampala Highway to welcome their hero, arguing that it procession would disrupt traffic flow alongside that road as well as disrupting the peace of others.

According to Police Spokesman Emilian Kayima, Bobi Wine will be accorded security and be driven straight to his home.

The mistreatment of Bobi wine and other politicians by the military has tainted Uganda’s image especially Museveni’s government that claims to be at the forefront of protecting individual human rights and freedoms.