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Ugandan MP and musician Bobi Wine arrested on arrival

Ugandan MP and musician Bobi Wine arrested on arrivalUgandan singer and MP Robert Kyagulanyi best known as Bobi Wine has been taken by police on Thursday as soon as he arrived at Entebbe International Airport from the US, where he had gone for treatment his wife says.

Barbie Kyagulani says soon after landing at Entebbe, security surrounded him and took him away. The reason for his arrest was not known at the time.

Bobi Wine left Uganda on August 31st for the United States to seek treatment after he was allegedly beaten and tortured by the police while in their custody, which the authorities have denied.

On Thursday, the Ugandan capital and Entebbe airport were placed under high security pending the return of the opponent sources say.

Since being elected to the National Assembly in 2017, the 36-year-old musician cum MP Kyagulanyi has emerged as a spokesman for Ugandan youth and a virulent critic of President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986.


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