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Be strong Brother, We shall Overcome – Besigye Writes to Imprisoned Bobi Wine

Seasoned opposition politician Dr. Kiiza Besigye has decried the manner in which the State has continued to suppress people’s freedoms.

Speaking while commenting on the unrealistic detention of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu, the former presidential aspirant stated that everything was aimed at breaking the heart of activism in the singing lawmaker.

Besigye implored his brother in the struggle to remain firm because they will soon overcome the ruling government injustices.

“As we were facing blatant injustice in Kasese, my brother @HEBobiwine was again facing NRM/M7 Junta persecution. It’s an attempt to break an Activists spirit. They don’t know that it’s the fire that hardens an Activist! Be strong brother. We shall overcome!” Besigye commented via his twitter handle.

Yesterda, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was produced at Buganda Road Court and charged with disobedience of statutory duty when in July 11, 2018.

He is alleged to have held a demonstration [public meeting] without notifying police contrary to provisions of the public order management Act. The Bobi Wine had earlier been arrested while going to CID headquarters in Kibuli to report himself and driven to Naggalama police station in Mukono where he was temporarily detained.

The Kyarenga singer was later driven back to Kampala and produced at Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court in the presence of his wife Barbie Itungo and brother Fred Nyanzi.

Prosecution states that Bobi Wine, his brother Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu, one David Lule, Edward Sebufu and other still at large disobeyed lawful orders by holding an illegal protest contrary to section 116 of the Penal Code Act.

Prosecution further states that David Lule, Katongole Julius, Nyanzi Fred Ssentamu, Sebufu Edward, Robert Kyagulanyi and others still at large on July 11, 2018 at City Square Kampala road in Kampala District disobeyed sections 5 and 10 of the Public Order Management Act 2013 by holding a public meeting without giving notice to any authorised officer, holding a public meeting a public meeting without adhering to the required criteria and refusing to coordinate and cooperate with police with police to ensure that all participants are unarmed and peaceful.

Bobi Wine’s sureties and journalists were blocked by security from accessing court premises.

He was remanded to Luzira prison until May 2, 2019.

Meanwhile, Mityana lawmaker Francis Zaake Butebo who was arrested with Bobi Wine in Monday morning is still being held at Naggalama police station.

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