Comedians join campaign against Bobi Wine detention
“I am a comedian but torturing Bobi Wine isn’t funny” read social media banners by different comedians.
The entry of Uganda’s big name stand up comedians in the latest addition on the piling pressure on government to free musician cum politician Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine), the Kyadondo East MP.
Bobi Wine was arrested more than 10 days ago in Arua and taken into military detention facilities where he was severely tortured before being charged of illegal possession of firearms.
He is due to be charged again before the military court martial at Makindye on Thursday, August 23.
His continued detention has led to violent protests in different parts of the country and the neighbouring Kenya where protesters blocked the road connecting to Uganda through Busia.
Today, Kenya artists are scheduled to host a #FreeBobiWine solidarity concert in Nairobi while Kenyan university students are to march from the National archives centre in Nairobi to the Ugandan High Commission.
Back home, artists are moving to Lubaga cathedral for a prayer mass for the same cause.