Uganda: Court Orders Police to Lift Bobi Wine’s House Arrest


KAMPALA (Somaliguardian) – A court in Uganda has ordered security forces to cease surrounding the home of opposition leader Bobi Wine, who has been under house arrest since the January 14 presidential election.

After casting his vote in the January 14 election, troops have blocked the 38-year-old pop star-turned-politician from leaving his house in a suburb of the capital Kampala.

“The judge ordered that the state and its agencies should immediately vacate his property and his right to personal liberty should immediately be reinstated,” Bobi Wine’s lawyer George Musisi told Reuters on Monday.

Uganda’s long time leader Museveni, 76, who has been in power since 1986, was declared winner of the poll with 59 percent of votes versus 35 percent for Bobi Wine.

Bobi Wine rejected the result, alleging fraud which Museveni’s government denies.

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