Uganda’s Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanya has revealed that detained lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is in a lot of pain.
Oulanya revealed this on Wednesday after visiting the Kyadondo East MP who is detained at Makindye Military Barracks in the capital, Kampala.
“He’s in a lot of pain. This should never have happened,” Oulanya said before adding that he joked with the musician turned politician and the two had a hearty laugh.
He added that that Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake is also still in a lot of pain.
Further speaking about his interaction with Bobi Wine, Oulanya said: “.. I met Gideon Nuwagira who is in charge of that unit and said that there is something called muscle spersan that is on his left back, and it is really causing him a lot of pain, but besides that, there is no other complication that the MP has. And if they should be any, we will be first to know and see how to further manage it. For now, Bobi Wine is in uniquely in a humorous mood and we were laughing with him.”
On Zaake, he said: “I have seen Zaake here, he is in a similar situation, he is in a lot of pain and he has wounds on his fingers, and I saw one on his left side, which they cut also in pain but in both situations, they have all been taken through MRI, there are no internal injuries, there is no internal bleeding, all injuries are external arising from what they both said severe beating when they were arrested.”
He condemned the MPs’ beatings.
“This situation should not have happened, it never should have happened. It is really sad that Ibrahim Abiriga was brutally murdered and the campaigns to replace him cause people this level of stress. It should not have happened. It was not necessary,” he said.
He added: “But it happened, what lessons do we get from this? What lessons do we draw from this as a country? It is something that never should have happened. The extent to which violence is escalating in this country is worrying and we should all get concerned.
If a by-election can cause this amount of tension, this amount of violence, you even fear of another election coming up in this country. It is something we need to sit back and reflect because this country is big enough for all of us and we all can play their respective roles have without interference…”