Bobi Wine Under Preventive House Arrest- Minister Kania
Mario Obiga Kania, the Minister of State for Internal Affairs told Parliament on Wednesday that Police was deployed at Bobi Wine’s home because they think he committed a crime.
According to Obiga, Kyagulanyi is expected to report to police any time soon and is only free in the confines of his home.
However various Mps including the leader of opposition Betty Awol, Winnie Kizza and Theodre Sekikubo questioned the legality of the detention to which the minister responded as preventive in nature after sensing a motive to commit crimes.
The Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago says he will file an application challenging police’s continued blocking of Kyadondo East MP and musician Bobi Wine’s shows.
On Wednesday Lukwago received a file of documents of Kyarenga Extra show from Events Manager Andrew Mukasa alias Bajjo. The show was scheduled for Monday, however, it was blocked by police.
The cancellation triggered confrontation between police and Bobi Wine. Bobi Wine had scheduled to address the media at his One Love Beach, Busabala on Monday but was welcomed by heavy security deployment. He was arrested and driven to his home in Magere, Wakiso.
The Director of Operation Uganda Police Force Asuman Mugenyi argued that Kyagulanyi’s previous music concerts held at his One Love Beach fell short of security guidelines.
Mugenyi further claimed that Bobi Wine shows have severally turned into a public nuisance, violated traffic rules and regulations and caused other misconducts, which don’t only breach the law but endanger the lives of other people who are not even part of his music events.
Lukwago says he will set up a legal team to argue out the application basing on enforcement of rights and freedoms by courts as premised in Article 50 of the Constitution. He says the case is meant to ensure Bobi Wine and the entire Fire Base Crew return on stage to perform.