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Lord Mayor, Human Rights Commission Boss Visit Bobi Wine in Makindye

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has been granted access to jailed Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine).

Lukwago arrived at the Makindye Military Barracks this morning along with Chairman of the Uganda Human Rights Commission Meddie Kaggwa to check on the MP, who is alleged to have been tortured while in detention.

Also on the visiting team was Makindye Mayor Ali Kasirye Mulyanyama.

The three visitors were granted access to Bobi Wine and were by publication time, waiting to meet him.

The 36 year old MP was yesterday charged before the army court in Gulu with unlawful possession of weapons and ammunition and remanded at the Makindye Military Police Barracks till August 23, 2018.

He was earlier arrested with other MPs and residents in Arua, during an election campaign scuffle in which one person was shot dead.

While his co-accused were openly charged in a Chief Magistrates Court in Gulu, Bobi Wine was charged separately in the army court, in a session closed to media.

A few lawyers who were allowed in the court, later told reporters that Bobi Wine was in poor health, unable to walk, sit or talk.

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The army however, denied torturing him, claiming he could have sustained the injuries during the Monday scuffle.

“The State of the MPs needs to be ascertained by competent physicians but could be as a result of the scuffles that ensued in those illegal processions,” said Defence spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire on Friday morning.

 

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