Bobi Wine detained for allegedly holding unlawful protests

Forefront, Ugandan Member of Parliament, Kagulanyi Robert (Photo: Courtesy)

Ugandan Member of Parliament, Kagulanyi Robert popularly known as Bobi Wine has been arrested and charged with disobedience of statutory duty, a crime he allegedly committed in July 2018.

Bobi wine who was arraigned at Buganda Road Court in Kampala is said to have  held illegal protests contrary to the Ugandan constitution, section 116 of the Penal Code Act.

Prosecutors indicated that the Kyadondo East MP and his brothers who are still at large broke the law by protesting against the mobile money and social media tax without making a formal complaint and getting assistance from the police force.

Bobi wine who was arraigned at Buganda Road Court (Photo: Courtesy)

"Your honour thank you for this opportunity. I'm confident because indeed it's not me on trial; it's the court itself on trial. I have not committed any crime. I'm only here because I disagree with the political leadership of this country and in particular President Museveni.

"But my spirit is confident because I'm here not because I've stolen public funds or killed somebody. I'm glad that I'm here because I'm fighting for them, you (magistrate) and everybody in this country. I'm here for protesting against unfair taxation and against injustice. So if I'm to go through this oppression and pain for the betterment of my country so be it. At least I know that history will absolve me,"  he asked when asked if he had anything to tell court before he was remanded.

The MP-cum musician has been detained at the Luzira Prison until his next hearing scheduled for 2 May 2019


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