NUP Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has been granted a non cash bail by Iganga Magistrates Court (PHOTO/Courtesy)IGANGA — National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential candidate Bobi Wine has been granted bail Friday after spending several nights under Nalufenya Police detention.
Bobi Wine is facing charges of unlawful assembly and violation of coronavirus containment rules.
Bobi Wine pleaded not guilty to the charges during a court appearance in Iganga Magistrate Court.
“I am here to tell Museveni, we are not slaves in our country_Uganda is our country and we shall liberate it,” Bobi Wine said in Court.
At least 38 people have been killed in Uganda over two days in the country’s worst unrest in a decade, as security forces try to quell protests triggered by the arrest of Bobi Wine.
Young people burned tyres and blockaded streets in Kampala, on Thursday, and soldiers fanned out across the city with armoured vehicles, a day after the arrest of Bobi Wine, a popular reggae singer who is the leading challenger to President Yoweri Museveni in forthcoming elections.
“This is a war-like situation, so the army has to deploy,” Brig Flavia Byekwaso, a military spokesperson, told Reuters. “You can see what is going on, people are being stoned, people are being killed, vehicles are being vandalised, tyres everywhere. These things are spontaneous on all streets, so police cannot handle such a situation.”
Images posted on social media showed police in Kampala firing indiscriminately at people in buildings overlooking the protests and unidentifiable men in plainclothes, believed to be security personnel, firing automatic weapons. More than 350 people were arrested, police said.
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