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Bobi Wine set return date, reveals his fear for return to Uganda

by James Ateenyi

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known by his stage name Bobi Wine has revealed he will return to Uganda from the United States on Thursday, September 20, but added that he is afraid about the treatment he will receive from the Kampala regime.

While giving an interview with a South Africa Mail and Guardian on Sunday, Bobi Wine stated that history has shown that hundreds of freedom fighters have in the past been arrested on arrival from foreign countries.

“I’ll be going back home on Thursday. Of course, I’m worried, but that’s my home, that’s where my family is, that’s where all my people are. You can expect anything from Uganda. Because looking back in history many freedom fighters have been rudely arrested upon arrivals and I am not any different, so there is anything to expect,” he said.

On October 3, 2016, former Forum for Democratic Change president Dr Kizza Besigye was arrested at Entebbe International Airport upon arrival from United States.

Dr Besigye arrived at Entebbe Airport at around 8:15 am and was reportedly immediately whisked away by security officers to an unknown destination.

On Tuesday, September 11, police and army officers stormed the venue of the meeting intended to organize the return of Bobi Wine in Kamwokya, Kampala, and confiscated their materials and arrested one of the organisers. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the meeting was illegal.

Bobi Wine is currently receiving treatment in United States after sustaining injuries at the hand of security forces following chaotic scene in Arua town at the close of the campaign on Monday 13th July two days before election day.

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