Bobi Wine cleared, flying to US tonight: lawyer

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Nubain Li with Bobi Wine

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been cleared to fly out of the country for medical treatment.

His lawyer Medard Ssegona confirmed to edge.ug on Friday evening that Bobi was now free to leave.

“He is leaving tonight. Its true he has been cleared,” Ssegona told edge.ug.

Singer Nubian Li also confirmed saying: “Bobi Wine free [is] to travel for more medication tonight after government fails to come up with a clear reason for stopping him from traveling.”

Earlier government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, said Bobi Wine and MP Francis Zaake could not be allowed to leave without proper authorisation documents.

“MP Robert Kyagulanyi just let out of Mulago (Kirudu) hospital after examination by Uganda Medical Board,” Opondo confirmed in a tweet.

Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, said in a statement that the Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] had instructed police to investigate the alleged torture of Bobi Wine.

He said the investigation required medical documents from after a thorough examination.

Bobi, however, tried to leave before the medical examination could be done, the reason police arrested him at Entebbe airport and took him to Mulago hospital [Kiruddu complex].

Kayima said the examination has now been done and Bobi allowed to leave the medical facility.

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