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Kenyans join ‘Free Bobi Wine’ campaign after rearrest

[Kyadondo East MP Mr. Robert Kiyagulanyi AKA Bobi Wine. Photo/Courtesy]

Kenyans were on Thursday perturbed by the rearrest and remand of Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi famously known as Bobi Wine.

The renowned artist was arrested on August 13th after he was linked to the stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s motorcade in a by-election campaign in Arua.

He was in a military detention facing treason charges.

However, on Thursday the charges leveled against him of possessing weapons and ammunitions were dropped by the Gulu general military court martial.

He was immediately rearrested and taken to the magistrate court where he was charged for treason and detained again until 30th of August.

Bobi Wine a famous Ugandan artist who could not walk well after his release was seen shading tears on NBS, Ugandan based television station.

He was detained with other three legislatures and dozens of Ugandan Citizens after the President’s motorcade stoning incident.

Bobi Wine was hosted on NBS-TV television alongside pro Museveni leadership MP where he evidently opposed President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s leadership, a situation that is believed to have resulted into his harassment.

Human rights lobby Muslims for Human Rights-MUHURI, Haki Africa and Team courage based in Nairobi have condemned the incident and held a protest on Thursday to the Ugandan Embassy in Nairobi to call for immediate and unconditional release of Bobi Wine.

Meanwhile, Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has issued a seven day notice for the Ugandan Authorities to free Bobi Wine or the Kenya young league of Legislature will picket in Uganda next week until the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament is freed.

Babu said that the protest dubbed ‘Revolution protest’ will spare East Africa community from the shame of oppressions and minimal democratic space.