Court in Uganda lifts house arrest of opposition leader Wine
KAMPALA (UGANDA) – A court in Uganda ordered security forces not to surround the residence of opposition leader Bobi Wine, who is under house arrest since the presidential poll, said his lawyer on Monday.
Ever since he took part in the election on January 14, troops have surrounded his residence in a suburb of Kampala. He ran against incumbent president Yoweri Museveni.
“The judge ordered that the state and its agencies should immediately vacate his property and his right to personal liberty should immediately be reinstated,” his lawyer George Musisi said.
Museveni has been president since 1986 and he was declared the winner with 59% of votes compared with 35% for Wine who has slammed nepotism and graft through his songs for years. He alleged electoral fraud and challenged the verdict, a charge the government denies.
Musisi said the court also ruled that if there were serious allegations against the opposition candidate, he should be produced before court or police.