The Purge on the Opposition Continues: The Bobi Wine Edition!
Today is a very common day in the Republic of Uganda. Yet another day, where the opposition of the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his National Resistance Movement (NRM) are using all law officers and use of the law to purge the opposition.
As this special day, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was supposed to be summoned for an interview for his charge of inciting violence and unlawful assembly on Easter Monday, as he that day was planning to hold an Press Conference on his property. Where he was blocked again from holding the Kyarenga Extra Concert there.
So, as Bobi Wine was summoned to CID Kibuli, however, as he was passing through Wakiso District and into Kampala through Kalerwe market. The public was really gathering around the politician. This really was infuriating the authorities. That is why they arrested him as his convoy was one the way to the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) to answer for his crime and give a statement. This would not happen. As he was taken away from Kalerwe by the Police Force.
They later took him to Nagalama Police Station, as they didn’t want to make fuzz about him. Later they moved him again to Buganda Road Magistrate Court, where they charged him for unlawful assembly and civil disobedience as he was in-charge of a protest against the social media tax and OTT Tax in July 2018. After this he was remanded to Luzira Maximum Prison. Where his now remanded until 2nd May 2019. This is just mere days after the same Police Force house-arrested him without any proper charges or warrants. They are continuing to stifle his political work and also his career in general. In the same fashion, Francis Zaake, and other associates of Bobi Wine have been arrested today. Therefore, his not alone in the fight for liberty and justice in the republic.
All of this was just because he was supposed to make a statement at the CID. As he was crossing the town, he ended up, re-arrested, taken to Court and put in prison. This within less of a half-day. That is the effectiveness of the Republic, when they are purging on the Opposition. Peace.