Reports by the Daily Monitor, a Ugandan media outlet revealed that a High Court in the country has instructed against the unlawful detention of the leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP), the main opposition party.
“The High Court has issued an order directing police and the army to vacate the home of former presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, in Magere.” The report says. It stated further that, the “court adds that, the indefinite confinement of Kyagulanyi at his home is unlawful.”
Bobi wine has been under house arrest since the election results were announced; according to him, his house is “under siege” and they have run out of food but all attempts to get food items proved futile.
Attempts by journalists and international organizations to reach him proved futile; US Ambassador Natalie Brown was returned by the security forces surrounding the house of the Pop-Star cum politician.
The US Embassy clarified that, “the purpose of Ambassador Brown’s visit was to check on Mr. Kyagulanyi’s health and safety, given that he’s effectively been unable to leave his home, with security forces surrounding his residence.”
Nigerian Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has also filed a complaint at the United Nations (UN) against Ugandan government and its current long-serving president, Yoweri Museveni citing the unlawful detention of Bobi Wine.
The court order could be the final savior; however, details of the deadline for the forces to finally leave and whether the state will consider any form of compensation for him after this unlawful detention were not given.