Voters in Kyandodo East Constituency in Wakiso district are excited about the release of their Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine.
Justice Stephen Mubiru granted Bobi Wine bail together with other legislators at Gulu High court this Monday after spending nearly two weeks in detention.
The others are the Jinja East Municipality MP, Paul Mwiru, the Ntungamo Municipality MP, Gerald Karuhanga, the Arua Municipality MP elect, Kassiano Wadri, the former Makindye East MP, Michael Mabikke and several others.
The legislators were picked up during the last campaigns of the Arua municipality parliamentary by elections for allegedly pelting the president’s convoy with stones. They were arraigned before Gulu Chief Magistrate’s court for alleged treason.
Today morning, Justice Stephen Mubiru granted the suspects bail sending Bobi Wine’s supporters in Kyadondo East who were following the court proceedings on television in a frenzy of celebrations.
Voters in Kyadondo East started blasting Bobi Wine’s music in their shops and trading center minutes after Justice Mubiru approved his bail application.
Alex Katongole, a boda boda rider in Luteete welcomed Bobi Wine’s release, saying the legislator can now access better health services, which his ‘tormentors’ had denied him.
Michael Obedi, another voter accuses government of slapping trumped up charges against the self-proclaimed ghetto president and others to frustrate the people power movement, which advocates for the needs of the young generation.
Justine Nansubuga, a resident of Kasangati, said despite the fact that government hasn’t dropped charges against their legislator, he can at least enjoy some freedom outside prison cells.
Other residents reasoned that the bail is a stepping stone towards freedom, saying the High court will drop the charges just like the General Court martial.
Mike Gonzaga, a resident of Kumunaana says they can’t wait any longer to receive their legislator and give him a heroic welcome and congratulate them for enduring torture and other bad conditions.