Bobi Wine, Wife Discuss Family Matters Ahead of Gulu Court Martial Appearance Tomorrow

  • by Brenda Nyangoma
  • August 22, 2018

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi commonly known as Bobi Wine will make his court appearance before the court Martial in Gulu and not Makindye as earlier reports indicate.

Sources familiar with the case say Bobi Wine will be charged with treason for reportedly commanding his supporters to attack the President in Arua.

Last week, Kyagulanyi was charged with illegal possession of a fire arm, a charge believed to be a holding charge as authorities pieced together evidence from the Arua fracas.

Information obtained from Bobi’s lawyers indicates reason for the change has not been given despite earlier assurance that all hearings would be made from Kampala.

Earlier, Mr Kyagulanyi had an emotional chat with wife Barbara Itungo. The two discussed family matters including a decision not take the children to visit the pop star in jail until he has fully recovered.

They then agreed that Kyagulanyi writes a letter to three of his kids a letter and a separate letter to another who is in boarding school.

Barbie’s full statement below

When I visited Bobi on monday, I told him that they had permitted our children to visit him. Even when he misses them so much and would love to see them and hug them every minute, he asked me to wait before I bring them to the military prison. Like the caring father he always is, he asked me, “Don’t you think finding me in this state will traumatise them further?” We both agreed that the wounds on his body and the inability to walk was not a thing to show to them. He then decided to write two letters- one to Solomon who is at school, and one to Shalom, Shadrack and Suubi who are at home. Taata, we are all praying for you. Uganda is praying for you. The world is praying for you.

So today, I told him that I was coming from Rubaga Cathedral where multitudes gathered to pray for him and his detained comrades. He is a million times grateful to you all for your prayers, your concern, and your comradeship. I already Thanked you for raising your voices for his release and praying for us. I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH. IAM FOREVER INDEBTED. As we continue to ask for Justice for all people detained in connection to the Arua byelection, as we pray for the families of the deceased whose lives were lost during the campaign,may we continue to intercede for our nation Uganda. #Freebobiwine