Kyadondo East Member of Parliament and singer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine is confined in the same wing as boda boda 2010 patron Abdallah Kitatta.
According to government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, Bobi Wine was delivered at Makindye Military barracks at around 7:00pm on Thursday following remand by Gulu Court Martial.
Opondo affirms that the singer on arrival was checked in the same wing with Abdallah Kitatta who was arrested January 20, for alleged possession of illegal fire arms.
“I can confirm that suspect @HEBobiwine #MPRobertKyagulanyi has arrived in Makindye and lodged in the same wing with Abdallah Kitatta of boda boda 2010,” Opondo said Thursday evening.
According to sources in the military, a chopper with Bobi Wine on board landed in Kampala at 7:30pm before the Kyarenga singer was driven to Makindye and placed under lock and key.
Meanwhile, the family of Bobi Wine has petitioned the Uganda Human Rights Commission over detention of the legislator.
Over 30 people including legislators Kyagulanyi, Gerald Karuhanga, Francis Zaake, Paul Mwiru and Kassiano Wadri were arrested following chaos that erupted on Monday in Arua town that culminated into the alleged stoning of President Museveni’s convoy.
Government on Wednesday said Kyagulanyi would be arraigned before the General Court Martial in Gulu after allegedly being found with two SMG rifles.
On Thursday, the singer cum MP’s family through a group of lawyers led by Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi and Eron Kiiza stormed the commission headquarters in Kampala to present their oral petition.
“We have been privy to torture pictures and unlawful arrests by security to a number of people including Kyagulanyi. We think these acts by the state are arbitrary and a violation of fundamental human rights,”Rwakafuuzi told the commission on Thursday.
“The Uganda Human Rights Commission is the bridge between the people and the state. We demand answers from you about the state of Kyagulanyi.”
The family explained that since his arrest, they have not been allowed to access the legislator and that neither has he been allowed a lawyer or personal doctor.
In response, the director in charge of complaints, investigations and legal services in the Uganda Human Rights Commission, Ida Nakiganda told the family that all their complaints would be looked into and addressed accordingly.