Bobi Wine Returns to Court Martial in Gulu

The General Court Martial is Thursday convening once again in Gulu town to hear the charges brought last week against Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine).

The MP was charged last Thursday with three counts related to illegal possession of fire arms, wheres his follow MPs, with whom they were arrested in Arua, were charged with Treason.

Owing to his health condition at the time, Bobi Wine reportedly did not respond to the charges read to him, but according to his lawyers, the Court Martial Chairman threatened to charge him with contempt of court, and the lawyers agreed to register a not-guilty plea.

Bobi Wine’s lawyers today dismissed reports in the media that the MP was to be charged at the General Court Martial home in Makindye.

One of his lawyers Asuman Basalirwa posted on social media on Wednesday evening, that Bobi Wine was “to appear in Gulu Court Martial and not Makindye as earlier indicated.”

Basarirwa also projected that the charges against the MP were likely to be amended, but noted that the defense team was on the alert.

Earlier in the day, the army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire confirmed to us that the Court Martial will be sitting in Gulu.

As such, he said, the reports that came out that former IGP Gen Kale Kayihura was to appear before the Court Martial in Makindye on Thursday were untrue.

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