There have been voices taken to social media especially Twitter and Facebook where Ugandans have been pleading with president Museveni to release bobi wine immediately without strings attached. The Kyadondo East MP was arrested last week and has been in army custody for over 10 days now.
Museveni went on Facebook to inform his Bazukulu and fellow country men that him being the president he doesn’t hold supreme power to release the embattled MP and other 34 who were arrested together with him.
There have been intensified pressure mounted on the government by Ugandans and International communities. Many Ugandans took their desperation on streets by rioting to force the government to heed their plea, but they were replied by oppressive measures which led to death of more than 3 people.
On the issue of releasing Bobi Wine and the others , the President of Uganda does not have such powers. Once somebody is arrested, charged and remanded, it is only two authorities who can release such people in any way: the Courts or the DPP withdrawing charges if the evidence is not enough. Let us therefore, wait for the Courts and see what they decide
In reply to above phrase many comments arose why beat up someone to extent of failing to show him to the public if the president is indeed following the law, also many questions rose up as why the security organs refuse to honour human rights when handling riots.