Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyakulnayi has said he approached the former head of his NUP party Moses Nkonge Kibalama in court today to ask him about his current satiation having been detained by security agencies since September 17th.
At the Kampala High Court where Kibalama appeared to be cross examined by Bobi Wine’s lawyers, the two were seen discussing inaudibly.
This was after Justice Musa Ssekaana adjourned the session to allow police to calm the tensions that had sprouted outside the court between journalists and police officers.
During the break, Bobi Wine left his seat and went over to Kibalama and the two started talking.
A few minutes later, plain clothed men called Kibalama to the back of the court and started talking to him.
In the meantime, Bobi Wine initiated a conversation with Kibalama’s nephew Paul Simbwa Kagombe, the former Secretary of the NUP, who was also later called by the plain clothed men.
Speaking to reporters about the conversation after the court session, Bobi Wine said he was trying to comfort and reassure Mr Kibalama.
The Presidential contender also claimed that Kibalama told him he had been tortured during his detention.
“He told me he had been and was still being subjected to torture. He said if he could remove his shoes and show me his feet, I would see how he was tortured,” Bobi Wine alleged.
“But I told him to be strong; I told him that like him I had been subjected to torture in Arua, and that I overcame this because I was strong.”
“I urged all Ugandans to continue praying for and to demand for Mr Kibalama’s freedom.”
Speaking earlier in court, Kibalama confirmed that he had been taken away by security agencies and that he was now living in Mbale.
When reached out for a comment, Deputy UPDF Spokesperson Col Deo Akiiki said he could not couldn’t comment on Mr Bobi Wine’s claims because what he talked about with Kibalama was inaudible.