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Several artists stand with, Bobi Wine, call for his release

Bobi Wine and Barbie during the happy times

Bobi Wine and Barbie during the happy times and in the background is Bobi Wine's Tundra where his driver was shot from.

18 Aug 2018 9:35 PM @ugandaonline

Several artists have come out to demand for the release of Bobi Wine who is now battling with charges of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.

On Thursday, the Kyadondo East legislator was arraigned before the General Court Martial in Gulu, he was remanded for a week, he will now return to court on Aug 23, 2018.

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Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire explains further on Bobi Wine's condition.

"The country may recall the ugly events of Monday 13th August 2018 in the Arua Municipality as the campaigns came to a close, a crowd in an illegal procession pelted stones at the convoy of H.E the President breaking the rear glass window of one of the cars and later one person was shot dead in this whole fracas."

"As part of the investigations into these acts of violence, the Police arrested key organizers and participants including Hon Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi the Member of Parliament for Kyadondo East Constituency.

During the search of his hotel room by investigators, he was found possessing arms and ammunition which are ordinarily a monopoly of the Defence Forces. Consequently, Hon Kyagulanyi has today (Thursday Aug 16) been arraigned before the General Court Martial in Gulu and charged under S 119 (1) (h)of the UPDF Act, 2005 on accounts of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. He has subsequently been remanded till 23rd August 2018."

Several artists including Kenya's Jaguar, also a Member of Parliament have stood with Bobi Wine during these times and are demanding for the release and pardon of the musician cum politician.

Sharon O, Kabako, Ray Siganture, Chozen Blood, Pallaso, Sheebah, Tipswizy, Aziz, Azion are some of the artists who have come out to stand with Bobi Wine.

Kenya's Jaguar tweets about Bobi Wine's release
Kenya's Jaguar tweets about Bobi Wine's release

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"As a brother, fellow artist, father and family man, I believe his family wants him in the best shape possible, but most importantly to be available, provide, love and stand with them. I await if given a chance to visit my brother, friend and son of our nation.

Bobi Wine, know that we love you and pray that God protects and strengthens you in such a time," Chameleone wrote in addition to his earlier message asking the President to pardon the Kyadondo East legislator.

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Maro, Cindy, Winnie Nwagi, Beenie Gunter, Gravity Omutujju, Exodus, Irene Ntale, Kalifah Aganaga, Lilian Mbabazi, Eddy Kenzo and Juliana Kanyomozi among others.

"Am praying and hoping for the sane ending of all this chaos that’s going on. I call upon all those who are in charge of our brother’s whereabouts to treat him with dignity and respect his rights that he is entitled to as a Ugandan whatever the circumstances he is facing right now. 
God look upon our country and guide us. We pray for fairness for all in our country," Juliana Kanyomozi noted.

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