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Rights Lobby blissful over Bobi Wine’s freedom

[Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi. Photo/Courtesy]

Human rights lobby in the country has expressed gratitude over the release of Ugandan Politician Robert Kyagulanyi on Monday.

Haki Africa however expressed concerns over the gross human rights violation in Uganda as recently witnessed and condemned by the world.

Haki Africa’s Executive Director Hussein Khalid said that Mr. Robert Kyagulanyi famously known as Bobi Wine was arrested without tangible reasons whatsoever and Uganda has depicted gross defiance of human rights in the East Africa community.

Mr. Khalid reminded Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni that human rights are universal and the East African community is completely perturbed by the infringement of human rights in Uganda.

“We were planning to head to Uganda for solidarity action with Mr. Bobi Wine since the hearing was coming on 31st of August, we are sure Museveni bowed to the mounting pressure to set free Mr. Kyagulanyi,” added Mr. Khalid.

Since his rearrest last week after he was freed by Ugandan Martial court, Haki Africa has been holding evening vigil to condemn the inhumane act believed to be triggered by Mr. Wine’s stand and Uganda dictatorship style of leadership.

On Saturday, Haki Africa held a late evening vigil which was graced by Mombasa County Deputy Governor Dr. William Kingi, Mombasa County Senator Mohammed Faki, Mvita MP Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir among other artists drawn from the East Africa region, asking Ugandan Government to immediately and unconditionally release Bobi Wine.

The League of young Parliamentarians led by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino had threatened to camp in Uganda from Thursday this week until Bobi Wine is freed and all the charges of treason and possession of illegal firearm leveled against him lifted.

The Amnesty International through East Africa, the Horn and Great lakes region Director Joan Nyanyuki has condemned the gross human rights violation and called on the Uganda high court to drop all the charges of possession of illegal firearms leveled against Bobi Wine and 11 others.

Bobi Wine was on Monday released alongside 11 others on a 5 million shillings bail equivalent to Ksh. 135 thousand or a 10 million shillings bond equivalent to Ksh. 270 thousand.