Makerere University academician and activist Dr. Stella Nyanzi has vowed not to sit down as the State continues to torture innocent souls.
Making a comment following the unrealistic and brutal arrest of the celebrated Kyadondo East lawmaker Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, Nyanzi says she is ready to lead a protest in front of Makindye military barracks.
According to the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Spokesperson Brig. Richard Kalemire yesterday revealed that Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu is being detained in Makindye barracks.
“As part of the investigations into these acts of violence, the Police arrested key organizers and participants including Hon Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi the Member of Parliament for Kyadondo East Constituency. During the search of his hotel room by investigators, he was found possessing arms and ammunition which are ordinarily a monopoly of the Defence Forces.” Kalemire said.
Hon Kyagulanyi was yesterday 16th August arraigned before the General Court Martial in Gulu and charged under S 119 (1) (h) of the UPDF Act, 2005 on accounts of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. He has subsequently been remanded till 23rd August 2018.
However aggrieved Nyanzi has started by mobilizing people through her social media platforms ahead of the #FreeBobiWine Red ribbon peaceful protest.
Hon. Bobi Wine is among the 34 people arrested in Arua following the ugly events of Monday 13th August 2018 as the campaigns came to a close, a crowd in an procession is alleged to have pelted stones at the convoy of H.E the President breaking the rear glass window of one of the cars and later one person was shot dead in this whole fracas.
Among the other arrested is the newly elected Arua Municipality lawmaker Hon. Kassiano Wadir, Jinja East MP Hon. Paul Mweru, Hon. Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo municipality), Hon. Francis Zaake (Mityana Municipality), former MP Mike Mabike, Activist Kasule Ismail among others and all these are facing treason charges.