Bobi Wine Driven Home

Uganda bans rallies by Bobi Wine supporters as he returns today - Entertainment News

Bobi Wine's arrival home comes shortly after Inspector General of Police-IGP Martins Okoth Ochola refuted claims that Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been arrested a few minutes after he landed at Entebbe International Airport aboard Kenya Airways flight.

Journalists too are required to have accreditation from Uganda Civil Aviation Authority without which they have been barred from the airport.

Uganda's security forces sealed off roads and erected barricades around the country's main worldwide airport on Thursday, ahead of the expected return of a popular lawmaker and critic of President Yoweri Museveni, witnesses said.

The Daily Monitor newspaper reported that police arrested him on the tarmac after he disembarked. "We are not sure where they are taking him", she said.

Kyagulanyi, 36, has been seeking medical treatment in the U.S. for injuries he claims were sustained while allegedly being tortured in custody following his arrest last month.

Bobi Wine had planned to briefly visit his sick grand mother at Najjanankumbi along Entebbe Road, have lunch with his brothers and sisters at Kamwokya before heading to his home in Magere to meet his family.

Mr Kyagulanyi is expected to land at the airport at 12:45pm local time.


Police had earlier in the day banned any processions for the MP's homecoming and said they would pick him from the airport, offer security and deliver him directly to his home in Magere, Wakiso District.

Police also surrounded the home of Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago, and he was unable to leave, said another of the singer's lawyers, opposition legislator Medard Sseggona. "Well, for your information, no single family member will receive me at the airport; this impunity must stop now", he wrote.

Police arrested the singer's brother and at least two other people who were driving to the airport, without explanation, lawyer Asuman Basalirwa said.

Mr Kyagulanyi is facing treason charges over alleged stoning of President Yoweri Museveni's vehicle during a parliamentary by-election campaign in northwestern Arua Municipality.

Social media users accused the government of taking draconian methods to keep citizens and opposition politicians at bay.

Musician turned celebrity politician, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, has just arrived at his home in Magere, outside Kampala, nearly three hours after landing at Entebbe International Airport.

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