Bobi Wine, Arua suspects freed

The High Court in Gulu has freed Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, Arua Municipality MP- elect Kasiano Wadri and 10 others on bail.

The state did not object to the bail application but asked court to compel the applicants especially the MPs to deposit their passports with court.

The state also asked court to restrain the MP-elect for Arua Ezati Kassiano Wadri from going to Arua, the source of the violence that led to the stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy.

The judge, Stephen Mubiru, said that he saw no need of holding the MPs’ passports especially considering that MPs frequently travel abroad yet there was no threat of them disappearing.

This was after their lawyer Medard Lubega Sseggona told court that the MPs, particularly Bobi Wine have to travel out of the country for treatment.

The judge however agreed with the state and restrained Wadri from going to Arua for three months to allow for investigations to go on uninterrupted.

“However, in event of a pressing need that requires you to travel to Arua, you can move court to grant you permission to visit Arua,” Judge Mubiru said.

Each of the suspects was granted a non-cash bail of Shs 5m and their sureties Shs 10m.