bobi wine

The National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine has petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) calling for issuance of arrest warrant against President Yoweri Museveni and security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine.

Through his local and international lawyers led by Robert Amsterdam, the legislator wants the former Bush wars generals tried on allegations of gross violations of human rights in the country.

The singer contends that president Museveni’s leadership has committed more atrocities than the Ugandan insurgent and the leader of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Joseph Rao Kony who killed many people in Northern Uganda before moving to the Central African Republic (CAR).

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“Many atrocities are being committed on the orders of Museveni and I expect a live bullet targeted at me any time” he said at Magere adding that where have you ever seen a presidential candidate treated like they treated me to the extent of wearing a bullet proof jacket and helmet.

According to the 41paged petition, the singer wants the ICC to consider his petition outlining human rights violations dating from 2018.

The petition embeds the 2018 Arua mayhem where he was arrested, detained and later withdraw of charges against him by the Court Martial Judge Lt Gen Andrew Guti and the November 18, 2020 sporadic protests which derived from his arrested and detention for flouting Covid-19 standard operation procedures (SOPs).

Museveni has accessionally been dragged to the ICC however all the petitions have not seen the light of the day after the court declined to carry out investigations.  Recently the ICC turned down the petition file by among others the former leader of opposition Winnie Kizza calling for investigation into Kasese killings.