Members of Parliament that constitute the Parliamentary Commission visited jailed Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Makindye Military Barracks.
The MPs led by Usuk County representative Peter Ogwang confirmed that they had seen the legislator better known by his music moniker Bobi Wine. He is held at Makindye barracks on charges of illegal possession of fire arms and ammunition. He was charged in military court on Friday, August 17, 2018 in Gulu.
Below is the full statement released by the MPs.
I would like to confirm that as a parliamentary commission, today, I and my fellow commissioner Hon Arinaitwe Rwakajara sought an appointment with the Chief of Defence Forces to go and pay a courtesy visit to Hon Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) and indeed we travelled with Hon Doreen Amule, chairperson of committee on Defence and Internal Affairs, Hon Ibrahim Kasozi and Hon Anita Among to Makindye Military Barracks.
Contrary to social media alarming reports that Hon Kyagulanyi is in dire state, we found him in a better state than what is painted on social media. Hon Kyagulanyi hugged and smiled at us, talked freely with us. He commended the UPDF doctors for taking good care of him medically. Am not shy to say that indeed he has a few bruises on his face but he is in good state.
Indeed, he complained to us about his kidney and pain on his hip, but he confirmed to us that the doctors are going to do a scan to ascertain the exact problem.
Hon Kyagulanyi also requested that his children are allowed to come and see him and allow me confirm that on Tuesday, his children will visit him at his detention centre in Makindye.
I appeal to the general public to desist from spreading alarming propaganda and false information about the health of Hon Kyagulanyi and Hon Francis Zaake who is also out of danger after he was put off the ICU. On 23rd August, the general public will be able to see Hon Kyagulanyi as he returns to Court.
Usuk County MP/ Commissioner