Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, was arrested and remanded to Luzira prison until 2 of May 2019. Under charges of inciting violence and holding illegal assemblies against the social media tax in 2018.
Bobi Wine arrest comes after reporting to CID headquarters in Kibuli on Monday morning as earlier stated by his lawyer, that he will be appearing before the police CID on Monday 29 of April. In response to last week’s police sermons.
After his arrest, he was then detained at Nagalama police station in Mukono District. In the afternoon, Bobi Wine was then taken to Buganda road court under Esther Nahirya, Grade one Magistrate who read him the charges including disobedience of statutory duties, contrary to section 116 of the penal code Act.
In the charges against Bibi Wine, the State alleges that him and several others staged at city square in Kampala on July 11, 2018 and violated section 5&10 of the public order management Act 2013, by holding rallies without adhering to the required criteria.
At court, Bobi Wine’s wife, Barbie Kyagulanyi was present and his brother Fred Nyanzi.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to speak to you, in this honourable court. Your honour, I’m confident, because indeed it’s not me on trial in this court, it’s the court on trial. Because I disagreed with the political leadership of this country, and in particular president Museveni. But my sirit is confident, your honour, because I’m here not because I have stolen public funds, or because I have killed somebody. I’m glad that I’m here because I’m fighting for them, for you your honour, for everybody in this country. I’m here protesting against unfair taxation and against injustices. So, if I’m to go through this oppression and pain, your honour, for the betterment of my country. So be it. History will acknowledge me. At least I know history will acknowledge me. Thank you,” Bobi Wine’s message while in the dock before he was remanded to Luzira prison.