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Bobi Wine returns to Uganda

The Ugandan MP announces his return after a stay in the United States.

It was through a tweet that Bobi Wine, the Ugandan pop star turned MP, announced that he was returning home after more than two weeks in the United States.


His stay was spent on medical treatment after he was beaten and tortured by the army.

Ugandan police warned that any welcome rally for Bobi Wine would be illegal.

Security agencies received information on the “national mobilization” aimed at accommodating the MP at Entebbe International Airport, the police said.

Only his family will be allowed to greet him at the airport, and he will be escorted to his home.


“Any activity that entails a public gathering must be in conformity with the provisions of Public Order Management Act (POMA). The Hon. MP is expected to comply with the traffic laws and regulations #SecurityGuidelines” Security officials indicated.

The parliamentarian is on bail after being accused of treason over alleged stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy.

The events took place on the sidelines of a partial election campaign in northern Uganda.

Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulani, rejected the accusations, accusing the government of trying to crush all dissident voices in the country.

President Yoweri Museveni has described Bobi Wine’s torture charges as “fake news”.

Oziga

Hi! My name is Zeal Oz from Sterkspruit, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I'm a freelance and content writer. I love music, traveling, group discussion and making friends. A graduate of the University of South Africa, with Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching. Email: Oziga@afrinik.com

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