Bobi Wine arrives in US for medical treatment


Ugandan musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine when he arrived in the United States for medical treatment accompanied ...
Ugandan musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine when he arrived in the United States for medical treatment accompanied by his wife Barbie Kyagulanyi. PHOTO/BOBI WINE TWITTER

In Summary

  • Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Kyagulanyi - popularly known as Bobi Wine - said that he will be "receiving specialised treatment following the brutal torture at the hands of SFC soldiers."
  • He added: "We thank the world for standing with us. I will tell you what exactly happened to me since 13th August and what is next."
  • Earlier on Thursday evening, authorities blocked Bobi Wine from leaving claiming that he was defying his bail terms.

Ugandan musician-turned-politician, Robert Kyagulanyi, has arrived in the United States for medical treatment.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Kyagulanyi – popularly known as Bobi Wine – said that he will be “receiving specialised treatment following the brutal torture at the hands of SFC soldiers”.

He added: “We thank the world for standing with us. I will tell you what exactly happened to me since 13th August and what is next.”

Earlier on Thursday evening, authorities blocked Bobi Wine from leaving claiming that he was defying his bail terms.

They bundled him into an ambulance and whisked him back to a local hospital as his wife, Barbie Kyagulanyi, claimed that he had been beaten up again.

Bobi has been violently arrested by Security forces at Entebbe airport as he was heading to Washington, USA for…

Posted by Barbie Kyagulanyi on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Uganda military reportedly surrounded the hospital where Bobi Wine was detained. Police then released a statement saying they were waiting for direction from the relevant department.

Protests rocked the capital Kampala yet again as Opposition leader Kizza Besigye also criticised the Ugandan Government for blocking the MP from seeking treatment abroad.

President Yoweri Museveni has come under heavy criticism for the arrest and detention of leaders who are against the State.

 

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