By Mable Nakibuuka
The Ugandan military and police have resorted to maintain their presence at National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s home in Magere, despite a court order issued on Monday, directing them to unconditionally free him.
Although they are currently stationed in the neighbourhood and on all roads leading to Bobi Wine’s place, they have added aerial surveillance as one of way to ensure that he has not freedom of privacy at all.
Bobi Wine reveals that the security apparatus have now resorted to flying a helicopter around his home 24/7 such that they can spy on whatever is happening at his residence, something he says is another way of intimidating him.
Bobi Wine tweeted about the chopper surveillance thus; “This has been the situation at my house these past days. Aside from the military and police surrounding us, military and police helicopters have been consistently hovering over our residence in breach of our privacy rights. Cowards!”
Indeed yesterday as he held a meeting with several newly elected NUP Members of Parliament and Councillors the chopper, which belongs to the Uganda Police, was seen roving around his residence the entire day, which is the same case today.
It should be noted that Bobi Wine had been under house since January 15th when the military and police besieged his home shortly after the presidential elections, claiming that he was planning to hold violent demonstrations, allegations he has since refuted.
However, our efforts to reach police spokesperson Fred Enanga for a comment about why they have since deployed a chopper at Bobi Wine’s home were futile since he couldn’t be reached through his known office lines.
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