Bobi Wine arrested again in Uganda after returning from U.S.


A screen grab of Uganda police manning the streets awaiting the arrival of Bobi Wine. ...
A screen grab of a video showing Uganda police manning the streets awaiting the arrival of Bobi Wine. Photo/COURTESY

Ugandan Police have arrested Bobi Wine yet again moments after he arrived back in the country from the U.S.

He had landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi earlier on Thursday before leaving for Entebbe aboard a Kenya Airways flight.

“Ugandan opposition MP Bobi Wine is arrested and forced into army vehicle as soon as he lands at Entebbe airport after returning home from medical treatment in US,” Geoffrey York of The Globe and Mail said on Twitter.

Bobi Wine on the Kenya Airways plane that landed at Entebbe Airport on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Photo/COURTESY
Bobi Wine on the Kenya Airways plane that landed at Entebbe Airport on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Photo/COURTESY

There was heavy police presence on the streets of Entebbe and the Ugandan capital Kampala on Thursday.

According to the BBC, Ugandan police separated Bobi Wine from other passengers immediately the plane touched down.

Reports also emerged that they prevented him from passing through the Immigration section of the airport.

They police are said to have driven him to an undisclosed location.

Supporters later took to social media to condemn the arrest of the Kyadondo East MP whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi.

Kenyan musician David Mathenge aka Nameless posted a video dedicated to Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie.

Bobi Wine left for the U.S. to seek medical treatment in a dramatic fashion as the State attempted to stop his departure.

He had been arrested and charged with treason on claims that he took part in the stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy during an election campaign.

Wine was detained at a military prison a move which drew strong reactions from Ugandan citizens who took to the streets to protest.

The U.S. and European Union have since also condemned the treatment of Ugandan MPs even as the East African nation dismissed the report terming it as “impunity by foreign countries.”

Correction: An earlier image posted showing Uganda military police manning the streets was erroneously dated.

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