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Gov’t: Bobi Wine ‘In Military Hospital’

Uganda’s Deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali has told parliament that the opposition MP and musician Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has been flown to a military hospital in Gulu – in the north of Uganda – for medical treatment.

“Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was flown to Gulu Military Hospital for medical care but he is now okay; he was found with a gun and will be found aligned before the General Court martial in Gulu tomorrow,” Gen. Ali said.

He was detained along with three other MPs and dozens of his supporters ahead of Wednesday’s controversial by-election in Arua, a north-western town bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

He is due to appear in court in Gulu on Thursday, Mr Ali said.

The arrests in Arua followed an attack on President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy on Monday. Wine’s driver was later shot dead.

The by-election is taking place because the previous MP was shot dead.

Meanwhile, Parliament this evening formed a six-member committee to go on a fact finding mission on the situation of the arrested MPs as they face trial in courts of law tomorrow.

The team from will be headed by Amolatar Woman MP Doreen Amule, the Chairperson of the committee on Defence and Internal Affairs.

Other members are Jacob Oboth Oboth of West Budaman South, Makindye West’s Allan Sewanyana and Andrew Aja of Kabale Municiality, Busiro East MP, Medard Seggona and Mitooma Woman MP, Jovah Kamateeka.

The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga instructed the team to travel this evening and ensure that they are in Gulu by morning.




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