The Army – Uganda People’s Defence Forces [UPDF] has come out for the first time to pronounce a statement involving Monday bad political scenes in Arua Municipality.
In its press release, few hours after Kyandondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was produced before General Court Martial in Gulu, the army says Bobi Wine was a key organizer and participant.
“The country may recall the ugly events of Monday 13 August 2018 in Arua Municipality as the campaigns came to a close, a crowd in an illegal precession pelted stones at the convoy of H.E President breaking the real glass window of one of the cars and later one person was shot dead in this whole fracas.
As part of investigations into these acts of this violence, the Police arrested key organizers and participants including Hon Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi the Member of Parliament for Kyandondo East Constituency. During the search of his hotel room by investigators, he was found possessing arms and ammunition which are ordinarily a monopoly of the Defence Forces.
Consequently, Hon Kyagulanyi has today been arraigned before the General Court Martial in Gulu and charged under S 119 (1) (h) of the UPDF Act, 2005 on accounts of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. He has consequently been remanded till 23rd August, 2018.”
Defence spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire’s press statement reads.
Early in the day at Gulu Magistrates Court, MPs Gerald Karuhanga, Mike Mabike [ex MP], Paul Mwiri, Kassiano Wadri [Arua Municipality MP elect] appeared before court.
They were charged with treason and remanded to Gulu government prison till 30 August, 2018 when they reappear for mention.
Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake was absent as sources say his injuries are grave and battling for his life.