Frail and sickly Bobi Wine now charged with treason

Frail and sickly Bobi Wine now charged with treason

Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, has now been charged with treason moments after he was released from military custody.

On Thursday, Gulu Grade 1 Magistrate Yunus Ndiwalana ordered that Bobi Wine be remanded until August 30.

Earlier, the military court had released him after dropping charges of illegal possession of firearms.

The frail-looking MP was seen struggling to walk with crutches and had to be assisted down the steps outside the military court.

— NBS Television (@nbstv) August 23, 2018

President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy was also seen passing outside the military court as the case was being heard.

Despite being released, Bobi Wine was rearrested a few minutes later outside the General Court Martial and taken to Gulu Magistrate’s Court where he was charged with treason.

Opposition leader Kizza Besigye has also been arrested after he tried leaving his home that was surrounded by Uganda police and military.

— Kifefe Kizza-Besigye (@kizzabesigye1) August 23, 2018

Deadly protests rocked Uganda’s capital Kampala after Bobi Wine was arrested on August 13.

Kenyans also joined the protest taking to social media under the hashtag #FreeBobiWine and holding demonstrations in Nairobi.