“People Power” movement activist Moses Bigirwa has been remanded to Luzira until January 9 over reports that government wanted to kill Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Bigirwa, an activist with the Uganda Young Democrats, was arrested on Saturday December 29, 2018 after a radio talk programme on a local station in Bwaise, Kampala.
Bigirwa had been hosted on Top Radio located in Makerere –Kavule to speak on political issues in the country on a show dubbed “Negwozadde” moderated by Stephen Busuulwa.
He was detained at Kawempe police station and charged with publication of false news when he went on radio and said the NRM government had planned to kill Bobi Wine during the fracas that ensued during the Arua by-elections.
On Friday, Law Development Centre [LDC] Magistrate Roselyn Nsenge denied Bigirwa bail which he had sought through his lawyers led by Samuel Muyizzi Mulindwa.
The magistrate said the application will be heard next week.
Bigirwa also led a group of demonstrators in lighting old car tyres and processions in Jinja town protesting the banning of Bobi Wine’s songs.
On December 5, 2012, Bigirwa was remanded with Yasin Ssemwogerere, and John Baptist Ntuuwa, for holding President Museveni’s birthday celebration in town.
On September 15, 2017, Bigirwa, the UYD vice-chairperson for eastern Uganda, opposed the decision by Members of Parliament belonging to National Resistance Movement (NRM) to remove the presidential age limit clause from the Constitution.