Bobi Wine Remanded to Luzira Prison after being Charged with Protesting Against Social Media Tax

Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine has been remanded to Luzira prison till Thursday, May 2.

The singer turned politician on Monday afternoon arraigned before Buganda road magistrates’ court where grade one Magistrate Esther Nahirya read him charges including disobedience of statutory duties contrary to section 116 of the Penal Code Act.

Bobi Wine, who was arrested as he reported to CID headquarters on Monday morning and later detained briefly at Naggalama police station in Mukono district, was later driven to Buganda road court amid tight security.

The state alleges that on July 11, 2018 Bobi Wine together with several others still at large at City Square in Kampala disobeyed section 5 and 10 of the Public Order Management Act 2013 by holding a public meeting without adhering to the required criteria.

The case has been stood over for 30 minutes.

The charges against the legislator cum singer relate to the social media tax protest he held in the city centre last year.

Bugiri Municipality MP Asuman Basalirwa also informed journalists that Mityana MP Francis Zaake was arrested and is detained at Naggalama Police Station.

Police battled with protestors for almost three hours in Naggalama and Kalagi trading centers who were protesting arrest of Bobi Wine, protestors set fire and blocked the route heading to Kayunga from Mukono.