Court stops Police from blocking Bobi Wine, Bajjo and Abitex concerts

By Sania Babirye

Kampala high court judge Ester Nambayo has issued an order banning police from ever blocking any music concerts organized by Kyandondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobiwine and those organized by two Bivulu promoters Abe Musinguzi of Abetex entertainment and Andrew Mukasa of bajjo events and Market entertainment.

Last year, the two Bivulu promoters dragged police to the high court after Asuman Mugyenyi the assistant inspector General of police wrote a letter banning them from organizing the Kyarenga extra concerts countrywide .

AIGP Mugenyi had stated in the said letter that the said Kyarenga extra concerts had turned beyond entertainment but rather political

In her ruling, justice Nambayo has stated that it was unlawful for police to ban the said concerts since Mugyenyi had no powers to ban the said concerts on behalf of the Inspector General Police.

She ruled that the said letter dated 14th of April 2019 issued by AIGP Asuman Mugenyi on behalf of the IGP was unlawful and did not follow the due process.

Justice Nambayo has declared the said letter illegal and barred police from ever interfering in any concerts organized by Bobiwine, Bajjo or Abitex.

Court also ruled that police did not give the two a chance to defend themselves before banning their concerts.
However, Justice Nambayo has failed to award any compensation to Bajjo and Abitex for the alleged losses incurred due to the banned concerts.

These had told court that before police stopped their concerts, they had already made a deposit of 100 million shillings to Bobiwine out of the 200milion shillings and that money was never recovered.

On the 21st of May 2019, Banjo and Abitex petitioned the high court seeking orders to declare the 14th April directive to ban all kyarenga extra concerts of Bobi wine countrywide null and void.

Through renown city lawyer and also opposition politician Erias Lukwago, the applicants sued the inspector General of police and the government of Uganda through the attorney General.

These claimed that the said directive was unconstitutional since they were never given a fair hearing.

These also challenged their alleged violent arrest at Busabala one love beach on the 20th of april when one of the said Kyarenga concert was expected to take place.

They further claimed that other Kyarenga concerts had been organized in Gulu Arua among other places but were all concerned.

They had stated that the directive was unfair and unreasonable and a violation of their human Rights and sought court to declare the said directive null and void and instead ask court to order police to provide security at their future concerts instead of blocking them.

On the 10th of May 2019, the High court also dismissed an application in which Bobi wine had sued the Uganda Police of violating his rights to work and earn a living by banning his musical shows .

Presiding judge Harrieta Woloyo instead declined to stop police from blocking and interfering in Bobi wine’s music shows on grounds that Bobi Wine failed to demonstrate in his evidence how the banned music shows violated his rights to work , freedom of assembly, association and speech among other freedoms.

In her ruling, Justice Woloyo explained that Bobwine failed in his duty to prove to court on how the Uganda police and the Attorney General violated his rights.

The judge based her ruling on written submissions since she did not entertain oral submissions in the case.

On the 8th of October 2017, Bobi Wine petitioned the high court in which he claimed that he has lived all his adult life earning a living through live music performances until on 8th of October 2017 when police banned his shows while fronting security concerns.

In his defense, Bobiwine stated that the police’s reasons for blocking his musical shows were a b violation of his right to work and freedoms to speech, liberty and movement.

Through renowned Human rights lawyer Ladislous Rwakafuuzi , Bobi Wine claimed that he had since lost 300 million shillings for his cancelled shows at Colline Hotel Mukono, Kamuli, Busoga and in Kasese district where he had been invited and paid 20 million by his fellow legislator Jackson Mbaju to perform for his supporters in Busongora South County.

The banned shows we’re supposed to take place between 12th/ and 21st /October 2017 respectively.

Up-to-date police continues to prevent Bobiwine from holding any musical shows anywhere in Uganda including his beach in Busabala.

Police , Bobi Wine point fingers at each other over death of people power supporter

By Robert Segawa

Police and Kyadondo East member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi are accusing each other of releasing a false report regarding the death of Ritah Nabukenya.

Nabukenya who was involved in a fatal accident on Monday morning was a well known staunch people power member.

Bobiwine and his group have since attributed her death to the police patrol vehicle which allegedly knocked her near Nakawa market opposite Nakawa central division office.

However, police says the victim died from crush injuries that were caused by double Bodaboda accident which involved two motor cycles.

The police spokesperson, Fred Enanga in a statement released today says police motor vehicle registration number UP4841 was driving along Naguru road behind Nakawa Market. In between it was over taken by speeding Bodaboda that was carrying another passenger. unfortunately it come into the path of an oncoming Bodaboda from the opposite direction resulting into head on crash. According to the police statement, the boda boda that carried the victim fell down in the collision infront of a police patrol car, the other boda boda staggered and sped off the scene.

Police findings indicate that the deceased was putting on a black light trouser with a cream blouse and there was nothing like red cap or T shirt associated Bobiwine’s People power.

However, Kyadondo East legislator is still accusing police of covering up it’s crime against humanity.

Police fires tear gas and live bullets to disperse Bobi Wine’s supporters

By Robert Segawa

Police fires teargas and live bullets to disperse supporters of Kyadondo East members of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobiwine in Ndeeba this afternoon. Police says that they were blocking the legislator from accessing Pope Paul Memorial center for a consultative meeting, which they further state that he had not full filled the requirements for this meeting to happen as per January meeting held at electoral commission early this year.

The angry Bobi Wine supporters prompted police to shoot live bullets and teargas to disperse them after blocking Kibuye Nateete highway by burning old car tires.

During the scuffle police arrested 15 suspects to help them in investigating.

Luke Owoyesigyire, Deputy Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson confirmed the incident saying they will be charged with inciting violence.

Bobi Wine meets EC after failed attempts at peaceful consultative meetings

By Deo Wasswa

Leader of the People Power group Honorable Kyagulanyi, and other 2021 Presidential aspirants today met the Uganda electoral commission.

The meeting that was held under heavy police deployment lasted almost six hours.

It is upon this background that Hon. Kyagulanyi and his top members in People Power held a press conference at the their headquarters in Kamwokya . The leadership team at People Power shared the outcomes of the meeting;

According to People Power,some of the the key things agreed upon, was minimal interference of the Uganda police, they also asked Uganda police to stop deploying officers without uniform or name tags. They also asked that police maintains their role of keeping law and order and this should be done without sidelining with the ruling party.

In the meeting Bobi wine has also denied having led any processions as alleged by police operatives.

It was agreed in the meeting that People power goes ahead with consultative meetings too without situations similar to those witnessed in the past three failed meeting attempts.

Police arrests Bobi Wine, transfer him to Nagalama Police

By Robert Segawa
Police has arrested and transferred to Nagalama police the leader of the People power movement, Honorable Robert Kyagulanyi and several other members of the party as they commenced consultations for the 2021 presidential election.

According to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga, 16 people have been arrested and detained at Kasangati police as they proceeded to Our lady of Good counsel play ground Gayaza where the consultative meeting was scheduled to take place.Among these are three Honorable members of Parliament. Enanga identified those arrested with Hon Robert Kyagulanyi as Hon Latif Ssebagala, Hon Asuman Basalirwa together with 13 others . He says these have been held for interrogation.

Police was forced to fire live bullets and tear gas to disperse the gatherings as it effected the arrest.

During a press briefing at police headquarters Naguru Enanga said, “the meeting is supposed to be in a closed venue or a Hotel not open space like Our Lady of Good counsel play ground.”

Last year electoral commission okayed Hon Kyagulanyi to go on with his consultation meeting in a hall not open space.

The sixteen people arrested will be charged with not obeying lawful orders and participating in unlawful meeting.

Bobi Wine calls Buchaman’s appointment as presidential advisor of ghetto issues absurd

By Sania Babirye

Kyadondo East Member of parliament Robert Kagulanyi welcomes President Museveni to Ghetto life.

Bobiwine says the fact that Museveni is now visiting Ghetto slams and appointing advisers on Ghetto matters, means that President Museveni has succumbed to their pressure considering that he can now visit slam areas which we would not do normally.

Bobiwine states that soon the President Museveni start walking with a Ghetto swag in a bid to fit in their Ghetto life but as Ghetto leaders, they will not relax but will continue putting pressure on the government to see that there is equality for all Ugandans including those in the Ghetto.

He has also described President Museveni’s appointment of faded musician Mark Bugembe commonly known as Buchaman as presidential envoy on Ghetto matters as absurd saying he is the only Ghetto president in Uganda and no one can replace him .

President Museveni made the appointment last Saturday while visiting the youths in Katwe one of the slam areas in Kampala.

President Museveni also stated that the music industry has been able to flourish in Uganda due to the peace and security NRM brought .

Bobi Wine fails to show up in court again

BY Sania Babirye

Prosecution with it’s four witnesses have been left puzzled in court today after Kyadondo East Member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu for the third time failed to turn up in court for his illegal protest case over OTT in July 2018.

On the 16th of August, Buganda road court grade one magistrate Katty Joan Acaa adjourned the matter to today because state did not have any witness available in court to testify on top of Bobi wine also being absent and adjourned the hearing to today .

However, today state led by Kyomugisha Barbra came ready to pin Kyagulanyi and his other co accused over the charge only for his lawyer Abdullah Kiwanuka informing court again that his client was again away in Kenya on official duties.

The prosecution witnesses that were ready to pin Kyagulanyi include ASP Bakaleke Joseph, corporal Joram Ndyahabwe,ASP cadet Ojakola Ochan and ASP Kulaigye Edgar who are all police officers .

And as a result, the magistrate has given Bobiwine one more chance and adjourned the matter to the 28th of October warning Bobiwine to not miss again or faces being Issued with a warrant of arrest.

Bobiwine is jointly charged with his brother Fred Nyanzi, his body guard Edward Sebuufu aka Eddy Mutwe, Julius Katongole and David Lule

In July this year, further criminal summons were issued against Bobi Wine after he failed to turn up in court. The magistrate also ordered the state to avail the defense team with all their alleged evidences against the accused including the alleged exhibits . On the 2nd of May, Buganda road court grade one magistrate Esther Nahirya granted bail to Bobiwine via a video conferencing system.

Bobi wine became the first person to be tried using the new technology that was launched by the chief justice Bart Katureebe on the 15th of April this year to allow judges to try inmates without necessarily being present in court but through a video link in Luzira prison.

Bobi wine was remanded to Luzira prison on 29th of this month by grade one magistrate Esther Nahirya afrer he was charged and pleaded not guilty to offenses relating to disobedience of statutory duty .

The magistrate also failed to grant him bail and refereed his bail application to the 2nd of May.

His lawyers led by Asuman told court that his sureties had been blocked to access court with some arrested and detained at Nagalama police station in Mukono in case of Hon.Francis Zaake while others had their documents like local council letters confiscated by police.

The magistrate then ruled that Bobi wine should be remanded briefly to allow his lawyers organize their sureties and the magistrate also advised them from bringing high profile sureties that attract too much attention.

According to the amended charge sheet tendered in court , Bobi Wine was surprisingly charged over offenses he committed in 2018.

The charges are apparently in relation to his protest over the now social media tax (OTT) which he is said to have allegedly committed on 11th of July 2018 at City square with in Kampala city.

Bobiwine is accused of holding a public meeting without giving notice to any authorized officer or police who would ensure that all participants of his meeting are unarmed and peaceful .

Prosecution states that the actions of Bobi Wine were contrary to sections 5 and 10 of the public Order Management Act of 2013.

However before accepting to go on remand, Bobi Wine addressed and in his own words he said:

“Your honor I am confident because it is not me on trial but this court on trial because I have not committed any crime. I have not stolen public funds or killed anyone. I am here because I have spoken against this government and specifically president Museveni. Your honor i am here brcause i have spoken against unfair taxation so i am fighting for everyone and for you”.

Leader of opposition did also criticize reasons cited by state while objecting to the bail application of Bobiwine.

This is after state prosecutor Timothy Francis Amerit told court that sureties like Hon.Miria Matembe were insubstantial since she was of advanced age of 64 and not capable to feasibly compel Bobiwine to adhere to court orders.

However, the leader of Opposition said that it was ironical that the State recently just amended the constitution and lifted the presidential age limit to allow even a person of over 100 years to rule the country yet,the state is objecting a person of 64 years to only stand surety.

Other opposition politicians like Allan Sewanyana criticized what they called a move by the judiciary to impose the video link conferencing for his bail application.

Ssewanyana claimed that the judiciary had violated the procedures of the video conferencing since it was the suspect who requests it through its lawyers but instead, the judiciary imposed it on Bobiwine without allowing him to give his opinion on whether he wanted his application to be heard via a video link.

Meanwhile Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert also did address court for the second time before the court pronounced itself on his bail application.

In his own words, Bobiwine said: “I thank you for this opportunity to address court. It is not we on trial but the court. Whatever you decide isn’t my business. My business is the truth, what is morally right… 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”.

His legal team led by Asuman Basalirwa asked court to grant him a non cash bail on grounds that Bobiwine willingly subjected himself to the legal process and that he is neither on criminal summons or warrant of arrest.

Basalirwa also argued that the charges preferred against Kyagulanyi did not involve any violence because the main reason he was arrested even the state realized its significance and revised the OTT tax which means he was on the right cause for everyone including state.

He added that that Hon .Kyagulanyi was a peaceful man and had never been convicted of any offense under any courts of law and that through his music career, he had been helping police to fight crime.

He added that Hon.Kyagulanyi was a family man with four children and a young wife and that he was not a flight risk because he is an MP representing the people of Kyadondo East on top of being a sole bread winner for his tender family.

Asuman Basalirwa also presented three sureties including Hon.Miria Matembe whom he said is a personal friend of Bobiwine in the struggle,42 year old NRM Member of Parliament for Kasambya county Hon.Mbwa Tekamwa Dog and Hon.Nsamba Patrick of Kasanda East who is Bobiwine’s neighbor and also a colleague.

In reply prosecution objected to Bobiwine’s bail application on grounds that his sureties were not substantial.

State prosecutor Timothy Francis Amerit told court that one of the Surety Hon. Miria Matembe was of advanced age of 64 and therefor not feasibly capable to compel Bobiwine to adhere to court orders.

Amerit also objected to the two MPs on grounds that the two MPs were are equals to Bobiwine and as a result had no legitimate authority over him including forcing him to return before court among other grounds.

END

Criminal summon issued against Bobi Wine

By Sania Babirye

Criminal summons have been issued against Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine after he failed to turn up in court this morning for mention of his case.

Bobiwine was to appear before Buganda road court grade one magistrate together with his four co accused but only his co accused appeared in court today.

However, his lawyer Asuman Basalirwa informed grade one magistrate Esther Nahirya that his client is currently out of the country on official duties.
The magistrate then issued criminal summons requiring the Musician turned politician and legislator to appear in court mot later than the 10th of July this year and also extended their bail up to then.

On the 2nd of May, Buganda road court grade one magistrate Esther Nahirya granted bail to Bobi wine via a video conferencing system.

Bobi wine became the first person to be tried using the new technology that was launched by the chief justice Bart Katureebe on the 15th of April this year to allow judges to try inmates without necessarily being present in court but through a video link in Luzira prison.

Bobi wine was remanded to Luzira prison on 29th of this month by grade one magistrate Esther Nahirya after he was charged and pleaded not guilty to offenses relating to disobedience of statutory duty .

The magistrate also failed to grant him bail and referred his bail application to the 2nd of May.

His lawyers led by Asuman told court that his sureties had been blocked to access court with some arrested and detained at Nagalama police station in Mukono in case of Hon.Francis Zaake while others had their documents like local council letters confiscated by police.

The magistrate then ruled that Bobi wine should be remanded briefly to allow his lawyers organize their sureties and the magistrate also advised them from bringing high profile suruties that attract too much attention.

According to the amended charge sheet tendered in court , Bobi Wine was surprisingly charged over offenses he committed in 2018.

The charges are apparently in relation to his protest over the now social media tax (OTT) which he is said to have allegedly committed on 11th of July 2018 at City square with in Kampala city.

Bobiwine is accused of holding a public meeting without giving notice to any authorized officer or police who would ensure that all participants of his meeting are unarmed and peaceful .

Prosecution states that the actions of Bobi Wine were contrary to sections 5 and 10 of the public Order Management Act of 2013.

Bobi Wine is charged with four others.

These include David Lule, Julius Katongole, Edward Sebuufu and Fred Nyanzi Sentamu, however, the four were charged in 2018 .

However before accepting to go on remand, Bobi Wine adressed and in his own words he said:

“Your honor I am confident because it is not me on trial but this court on trial because I have not committed any crime. I have not stolen public funds or killed anyone. I am here because I have spoken against this government and specifically president Museveni. Your honor i am here because i have spoken against unfair taxation so i am fighting for everyone and for you”.

Leader of opposition did also criticism reasons cited by state while objecting to the bail application of Bobiwine.

This is after state prosecutor Timothy Francis Amerit told court that sureties like Hon.Miria Matembe were insubstantial since she was of advanced age of 64 and not capable to feasibly compel Bobiwine to adhere to court orders.

However, the leader of Opposition said that it was ironical that the State recently just amended the constitution and lifted the presidential age limit to allow even a person of over 100 years to rule the country yet,the state is objecting a person of 64 years to only stand surety.

Police to charge its own over poorly conducted arrest of Bobi Wine

By Robert Segawa

Police officers who broke the car window of Member of Parliament for Kyadondo East Hon Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobiwine are in trouble after police management decided to have them investigated and Charged.

On Easter Monday, police led by Deputy police Commander Kampala metropolitan area Denis Namuwoza stopped Hon Kyagulanyi on his way to One Love beach Busabala in Wakiso district to brief journalists on Cancelled Kyarenga extra concert.

Police stopped Hon Kyagulanyi together With his supporters at Busabala Junction traffic lights and ordered him to come out from his vehicle which he refused.

Police then arrested the Kyarenga extra concert organizer Abbey Musinguzi also known as Abbitex and Bobi’s Body guard Eddie Mutwe for defying police orders.

The singer’s supporters got aggravated and pelted stones at the police, this forced police to fire live bullets and tear gas at the angry mob

Addressing the media at Naguru police headquarters, police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the officers who were involved in that incident will be charged since they didn’t take steps in that operation.

This comes after President Yoweri Museveni come out blamed police of breaking Bobi Wine’s car during arrest on Easter Monday which was not necessary .

President Museveni said officer’s who was commanding the operation made a poor decision to break the window screen.

However, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga said that , breaking through any motor vehicle can be done by an authorized officer whether they have a court order or not , he however adds that ” this should be done well all available options have been exhausted” .

Enanga added that the Professional Standards Unit (PSU) together with the law department are analysing this issue and the force will take action according to the findings.

Updates: Bobi Wine granted bail

By Sania Babirye

Bobi Wine has been granted a one million cash bail. sureties ordered to pay 10M non cash. Magistrate has barred him from participating in unlawful procession. If he participates in any procession his bail will automatically be nullified.

1:51PM

Meanwhile Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert aka Bobi Wine has once again been given a chance to a dress court after grade one magistrate Esther Nahirya concluded hearing his bail application.

In his own words Bobiwine say “I thank you for this opportunity to address court. It is not we on trial but the court. Whatever you decide isn’t my business. My business is the truth, what is morally right.

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”.

1:36PM
Leader of opposition has criticized reasons cited by state while objecting to the bail application of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobiwine.

This is after state prosecutor Timothy Francis Amerit told court that sureties like Hon.Miria Matembe are insubstantial since she is of advanced age of 64 and not capable to feasibly compel Bobiwine to adhere to court orders.

However, the leader of Opposition says that its ironical that the State recently just amended the constitution and lifted the presidential age limit to allow even a person of over 100 years to rule the country yet,the state is objecting a person of 64 years to stand surety.

She says that she is not happy with the away the judge has handled the bail application including allowing the state prosecutor to take more than one hour saying completely rubbish.

Other opposition politicians like Allan Sewanyana have criticized what they called a move bu the judiciary to impose the video link conferencing for his bail application.

Ssewanyana says that the judiciary has violated the procedures of the video conferencing since it the suspect who requests it through its lawyers but instead, the judiciary imposed it on him without allowing him to give his opinion on whether he wanted his application to be heard via a video link.

Bobiwine has become the first person to have his case tried via the new technology that was launched bu the chief justice Bart Katureebe on the 15th of April 2019.
11:27AM
State says Hon.Kyagulanyi should be denied bail because his sureties are not substantial.

State prosecutor Timothy Francis Amerit has told court that one of the Surety Hon. Miria Matembe is of advanced age of 64 and there she is not feasibly capable to compel Bobi Wine to adhere to court orders.

Amerit has also objected to the two MPs on grounds that the two are MPs are equals to Bobi Wine and as a result has no legitimate authority over him including forcing him to return before court.

He says that sureties must have powers to force the accused person to adhere to court orders but not merely tell him.

He also says that Bobiwine has no constitutional right to bail but only to apply for bail and that court can either grant it or not.

He also says the three sureties and BobiWine have no fixed place of abode within the court jurisdiction since they reside out of Kampala.

He however has advised court that in case court grants Hon.Kyagulanyi bail it should be a 10 million cash bail but not a non cash bail as his lawyers had requested.

He has also told court that the charges against Bobi Wine are not of political persecution since he is charged with disobeying statutory duties.

10:27Am

Lawyers representing Kyadondo East jailed legislator led bu Asuman Basalirwa have asked Buganda road court grade one magistrate Esther Nahirya to grant Hon.Kyagulanyi a non cash bail.

Basalirwa says his client willingly subjected himself to the legal process and that he is neither on criminal summons or warrant of arrest but because court wanted him to be there and he obliged.

Basalirwa also says the charges preferred against Kyagulanyi don’t involve any violence because the main reason he was arrested even the state realized its significance and revised the OTT tax which means he was on the right cause for everyone including state.

He adds that Hon .Kyagulanyi is a peaceful man and has never been convicted of any offense under any courts of law and that through his music career, he has been helping police to fight crime.

He adds that Hon.Kyagulanyi is a family man with four children and a young wife and that he is not a flight risk because he is an MP representing people of Kyadondo East on top of being a sole bread winner for his tender family.

However, state is objecting to Hon.Kyagulanyi’s bail application

Asuman Basalirwa has also presented three sureties including Hon.Miria Matembe whom he said is a personal friend of Bobiwine in the struggle,42 year old Member of Parliament for Kasambya county Hon.Mbwa Tekamwa Gaffa and Hon.Nsamba Patrick of Kasanda East who is Bobiwine’s neighbor and also a colleague.
9:07AM
Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi will not be physically in court for his bail application this morning.

The application will be heard through a video conferencing system in which Buganda road court grade one magistrate Esther Nahirya will sit at Buganda road court while Bobi wine will be at Luzira prison.

Meanwhile this has left his Supporters puzzled because they expected to see him physically in court.

These are now dissatisfied saying the movie is biased since Bobi wine is not a charged with a capital offense.

It is also believed that if he is granted bail, he will be driven by security operatives straight to his home.

Some of the key personalities who are in court include Musician Hilderman, oppostion politicians Sulaiman Kidandala, Latif Sebagala, Allan Sewanyana among others.

On the 15th of April this year, the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe,commissioned a video conferencing system to Luzira Maximum Security Prison and Buganda Road court.
Justice Katureebe called upon all judges and other stakeholders to see that the system is used to serve its purpose.
He said that if fully used by judges to serve its purpose, they will see that the system is enrolled in all courts starting from the smallest (grade one courts) to the highest court (Supreme court).
The facility will be used for the mentioning of criminal cases before they are fixed for trial.
He says that the program is going to save suspects and Luzira prison officials the burden of coming to court even for short sessions like mentioning of case as it has been the case.

8:39AM
Supporters of Bobiwine are stranded at court as the judiciary decides to hear his bail application through video conferencing.

This means that Bobi wine will not be brought to court but Buganda road court grade one magistrate Esther Nahirya will hear it with Hon.Kyagulanyi at Luzira prison premises.

It is also believed that if he is granted bail, he will be driven by security operatives straight to his home.

8:24PM
There is tight security and heavy deployment in Kampala as Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi ak Bobi wine is expected to return today before Buganda road court for his bail application.

UPDF soldiers have been deployed in surrounding areas including Kiseka Market and all roads leading to Buganda road court have been blocked and being heavily guarded by both UPDF soldiers and the Uganda police.

At the court entrance some members of the public with no proper identification have been bared from accessing court premises and only a handful of people are being allowed to access court.

Meanwhile a few supporters of Bobi wine who have been cleared by security to access court are anxiously waiting for him in the court corridors waiting for him to be produced in court.

Some of these include former deputy Lord Mayor Sulaiman Kidandala, his loyal bodyguard Eddie Mutwe among others

Buy for now Bobi wine has not arrived.