Uganda: Court Orders Soldiers to Vacate Bobi Wine’s Home

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Uganda: Court Orders Soldiers to Vacate Bobi Wine’s Home
FILE PHOTO: Bobi Wine attends the First Annual "Time 100 Next" gala in New York City, U.S., November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

A court in Uganda has order security operatives to vacate the home of opposition leader, Bobi Wine, whose house arrest since the recent presidential poll has drawn international pressure, his lawyer said on Monday.

Security forces have laid siege on the home of the 38-year-old musician turned politician, preventing him from leaving his home in Kampala since he cast his vote in the January 14 election where he contested against the long-serving incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni.

The opposition leaders counsel, George Musisi told Reuters, “The judge ordered that the state and its agencies should immediately vacate his property and his right to personal liberty should immediately be reinstated.”

The 76-year-old Museveni has been in power for 35 years prior to winning a new term in office with 59% of votes cast against Wine’s 35%.

Wine, however, rejected the results, alleging fraud which the government denies.

According to Musisi, the judge also ruled that if there were any serious allegations against Wine, he should be brought before a court or police.

Police spokesman, Patrick Onyango, said he had no immediate comment as the ruling had not been received.

Earlier, US ambassador, Natalie E. Brown, had tried to visit Wine at his home, drawing an accusation of meddling and subversion from the Ugandan government.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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