Police summons Bobi Wine over social media tax

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is wanted by the police over his demonstration against the introduction of social media and mobile money tax.

The musician turned politician was summoned under Section 27A of the Police Act.

The letter summoning him to appear to Kampala Central Police Station was written on July 13 and addressed to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.

He was required to report at Police on Monday July 16 to answer charges of disobedience to a statutory duty contrary to Section 116 of the Penal Code Act.

“I will go there tomorrow [Wednesday] at 10am because I have just got the letter,” Bobi Wine told journalists at Parliament on Tuesday.

The Kyadondo East legislator on July 11 led activists in a demonstration on Kampala streets against the taxes that have caused widespread condemnation of the government.

The police arrested him but slipped through the cops’ hands after an army of supporters physically took on the police.

Kyagulanyi addressing fellow demonstrators in down town Kampala on July 11

The cabinet on Monday agreed to review the mobile money tax but insisted on retaining the social media tax based on a Bank of Uganda report that indicated that the social media tax is one of the highly paid taxes.