Bobi Wine granted bail

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Bobi Wine in court

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been granted bail and is to be released from Luzira prison where he has been on remand.

Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Esther Nahilya on Thursday afternoon granted Bobi Wine a Shs1m cash bail.

She bonded each of his sureties Shs10m. They include; former Ethics and Integrity minister Miria Matembe, Hon Mbwatekamwa Gaffa and Hon Nsamba Patrick Oshabe.

During his bail application, Bobi Wine became the first suspect to appear before court from Luzira Prison via video conferencing.

Magistrate Nahilya ordered Bobi Wine not to engage in unlawful activities that will lead to cancellation of his bail.

She adjourned the case to May 23 when he will reappear for hearing.

Bobi Wine had earlier told the magistrate that he doesn’t care whether she gives him bail or not.

“Whatever you decide isn’t my business. My business is the truth, what is morally right.”

The legislator added: “If standing for what is right is going to keep me in this prison, so be it. After all I have a lot of work to do, even here in prison.”

Bobi Wine is on trial on charges related to holding an unlawful assembly last year over the OTT tax.

After his arrest early in the week, US Congressman Brad Sherman said he was deeply troubled to learn that Uganda has arrested Bobi Wine again for holding an unauthorized protest.

“I have met Bobi and his family several times. The government of Uganda should release him immediately,” Brad tweeted.

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