MPs Bobi Wine, Zaake Francis cleared to fly out for better medical treatment


Deputy Speaker of Uganda Parliament Hon Jacob Oulanya when he visited ailing MP Zaake Francis last week.

The two gravely ill Uganda’s opposition Lawmakers is now free to fly out of Uganda for further medical care, police has said.

As earlier arranged, Kyandondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine and Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake should have left Uganda for United States and India for treatment.

However, the two MPs were intercepted by security personnel at Entebbe Airport on Thursday before they could take their flight and driven back to Kampala amid tight security.

Both Wine and Zaake were then admitted at Kirudu hospital in Makindye division, Kampala pending examination by government doctors.

Earlier in the day, Friday, Zaake and Wine’s relatives had refused that their own should not be subjected into any medical examination by doctors out of their will.

In a Friday press release, Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima told the nation that legislator Bobi Wine was free to fly out.

A police statement saying Bobi Wine was allowed to leave the medical facility.

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By press time, Bobi Wine was being escorted to Entebbe Airport in the convoy of Special Force Command [SFC] soldiers and Police.

Zaake, according to sources in security was recording his statement before he could be allowed too, to take his flight to India.

Also, on Friday morning protests started from Kamowokya, a Kampala suburb were Bobi Wine is widely referred to as a ‘Ghetto President’ and also were he grew up from before spreading to Kisekka market and Downtown market in the Capital, Kampala.

This was rapidly thwarted by heavy deployment of security forces before it could get wild and nasty.


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