23rd August, 2018
Kenyans have joined their Ugandan counterparts in demanding for the release of MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine. A concert was organized last evening in Nairobi ahead peaceful protest at Freedom Corner on Thursday.
Activist Boniface Mwangi says he plans a peaceful protest from Freedom Corner today to call for the release of those held in custody in Uganda for political reasons.
Bobi Wine was arrested on August 13 and initially charged with treason. The charges were later reduced to illegal possession of firearms and ammunition at a military court in Gulu, northern Uganda. Bobi Wine, who is the MP for Kyadondo East, was remanded in Makindye Military Barracks after facing the charges. Kenyans online have expressed their solidarity with Ugandans in the fight for Bobi Wine’s release.
The woes of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi AKA Bobi Wine do not seem to end. Earlier today, Ugandan government dropped the charges of illegal arms possession facing the musician?turned politician at General Court Martial in Gulu.
However Wine's freedom was short-lived as the prosecution requested for the MP to be handed over to the police to pave way for further investigations and a possible trial in a civilian court.
Bobi Wine will remain in remand until 30th August this year. Wine was limping suggesting he must have been injured during his time in the cells. The court have allowed him access to private medical doctor.