The High Court in Kampala on Monday this week ordered security operatives to vacate former presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi’s home in Magere, Wakiso District.
The musician, turned politician popularly known as Bobi Wine, has been confined to his home since January 14, 2021 with his wife, Barbie Kyagulanyi after he returned from voting, with security claiming that they had evidence that he was planning to incite violence and lead demonstration after he disputed election results in which the electoral commission declared President Yoweri Museveni winner of the presidential poll.
On Tuesday, the couple was finally allowed outside the House. Bobi Wine's wife thereafter, while appearing on one of the local TVs revealed that her and her husband were living in constant fear during the house arrest.
“We had to take rest in turns because we were not sure of what may happen next. We could not have any privacy because the security cameras were directed at every corner of the house. I am happy all this happened when our children were away because they would have been distressed,” she said.
Olive Najjuma, a co-host on the Fatboy Show on RX Radio said she feels Barbie was exaggerating their conditions, possibly to gain some political sympathy.
“We all know that the army cannot harm Bobi Wine and his wife especially under the conditions they were in. I feel like she is exaggerating about taking turns with the husband to sleep. They could have been enjoying the house arrest to even enjoy some alone time together,” Olive said during Thursday's Fatboy show.
However, James Onen, Olive’s co-host on the show felt that the couple’s fears were justified considering how reckless Uganda’s security forces can be some times.
“They can hurt them even by accident. You cannot trust our security forces,” Fatboy said.
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