Bobi wine charged, airlifted to Makindye barracks

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine

In his red beret and jumpsuit the Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, leads cheering campaigners down a street, punching the air and waving the national flag.

In a statement posted on social media on Friday after she was allowed to see her husband for the first time since Monday, Barbie Kyagulanyi said "Bobi is in pain and is hurting everywhere".

"In all the things he has been involved in, Bobi has stayed away from guns so it was a surprise to us when security claimed he had two in his hotel room", she said.

"The whole thing was a set up by the military". Ssentamu's wife, Barbara, told reporters he has never owned a gun and does not know how to handle one, reinforcing widespread concerns about trumped-up charges.

Once considered a marijuana-loving crooner, the 36-year-old "ghetto child" is a new member of parliament who urges countrymen to stand up against what he calls a failing government.

"His face was bruised when he appeared in army court". He can't talk, he can't see [and] it is hard to say whether he understands this and that.

Even though the suspects were expected in the courts at 11am in the morning, there seemed to be unexplained delays, and alleged non-committal by court officials to reveal what was happening.

Green party minister bikes to hospital to have baby
National's Ruth Richardson breastfed at work in 1983 and a child-care centre was established in parliament in the 1990s. Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter has biked to the hospital to have her first baby.

Army spokesman Brig. Richard Karemire didn't address the allegation but said the military will ensure he receives medical attention "now that he is under its safe custody".

"It can not be true that (the army) tortured Honourable Kyagulanyi".

Kyagulanyi has emerged as an outspoken voice of young Ugandans and a critic of the country's elderly and long-serving president, Yoweri Museveni, 74.

He was also among the legislators who criticised the bill that increases President Museveni's term limit by getting rid of the age limit of 75. His driver was also shot dead on Monday night.

In the ensuing chaos, police fired live rounds to disperse the crowd, killing Kyagulanyi's driver.

In Kampala, the Ugandan capital, small groups of Kyagulanyi's supporters took to the streets and burned tyres in protest but police quickly dispersed them.

Among the appointed MPs to represent Parliament in court include: Jovah Kamateka, Baryayanga Aja, Amule Ruth, Allan Ssewanyana, Medard Ssegon and Jacob Oboth Oboth to witness both the trial of MP Kyagulanyi in court martial and chief magistrate court in Gulu.

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