Bobi Wine ‘needs our prayers’ – Kampala Lord Mayor


U.S Ambassador Deborah Malac with detained Bobi Wine and Wife Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi.

The Lord Mayor of Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA], Mr Erias Lukwago who visited the detained Kyandondo East Lawmaker on Friday with other MPs, told journalists in Kampala that Bobi Wine needs prayers.

According to Lukwago, the Ghetto President narrated to them what he went through with severe difficulties.

“He told us how he was beaten from his hotel in Arua, how he was transferred and detained somewhere. But, he’s in a very bad shape,” says Lukwago.

Adding: “He can’t sit, he can’t stand – he’s always being supported by soldiers without proper medical care.”

Lukwago says they got assurance from Uganda Human Rights Commission leadership that by close of business today [Friday], something positive will have happened.

Weeping while narrating how Wine is suffering, Lukwago added that everybody who went there to visit him cried.

Asked by one of the journalists if that could be the reasons media are banned from covering him, Lukwago nodded in what seems he was meaning ‘it’s true’.

Bobi Wine’s pictures from Monday when he was in Arua to-date has not been seen or captured by any media outlets in the country.

However, on Thursday, what appeared to be his photo undergoing treatment at unknown ‘hospital’ went viral on social media.

Bobi Wine’s alleged picture in pain at unknown ‘hospital’.

On Friday, UPDF/Army assured Ugandans that now that Bobi Wine is with them, he would be accorded deserved medical care and treatement.

Earlier in the morning, Friday, United States Embassy in Kampala issued a statement demanding government to allow detained Lawmakers get medical treatment.

United States also condemned the manner in which journalists and civilian were handled by security forces early this week. One person was shot dead in what Police says was a stray bullet.

Us issues statement on Uganda’s tense political environment, Donald Trump’s government says they are deeply concerned by recent events in Arua, Kampala, and Gulu, and disturbed by reports of brutal treatment of Members of Parliament, journalists, and others at the hands of security forces.

On Thursday and Friday [today] residents of Kamwoyka, a Kampala suburb have been demonstrating over detention of their ‘son, colleague and brother’ Bobi Wine.

They blocked roads, set tires on fire, others pelted stones toward police to show their dismay on government.


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