By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
National Unity Platform’s (NUP) presidential candidate in the recently concluded, and highly disputed presidential elections Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, is set to breathe fresh air and see different things a few hours from now.
This is because the High Court in Kampala has ordered Police and the military to immediately vacate his residence in Magere, where they have been camping for more than 10 days since Election Day on January 14, 2021.
These security organs have been holding a strong security presence at Bobi Wine’s home in Magere, restricting his movement together with his wife for reasons only known to them, but Court has since ruled that these actions by the security agencies are unlawful.
Bobi Wine, together with his lawyers, human rights agencies in both Uganda and the diaspora, together with NUP supporters came out last week to condemn what they termed as illegal house arrest of their candidate.
Visitors to his home were restricted to a very limited few, and the plans by his supporters to take food and other necessities to his home were also thwarted by Police.
It should be noted that Bobi Wine came out to reject the result of the presidential elections which were announced by the Electoral Commission citing vigorous rigging.
It is also worth noting that Government shut down the internet for several days before and after the elections, and although it was restored, social media is still restricted.
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