Bobi Wine, Arua suspects limp to court for bail

At about 8:30am, a Uganda prisons bus carrying Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and 33 other suspects in the Arua Municipality stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy drove into the High Court premises in Gulu for their bail application.

In the bus, they came chanting slogans of People Power, our power.

A sizable number of them were limping as they disembarked from the bus into the court cells.

Bobi Wine, Knight Asala and Shaban Atiku walked on clutches, supported by prisons warders.

The injuries they sustained after their August 13 brutal arrest and torture is the main reason for their bail application before Gulu resident judge Stephen Mubiru.

At 9:03am, the judge entered the courtroom to hear the application that has attracted the attention of both local and global political actors and human rights activists.

Bobi Wine presented former FDC president Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, NRM’s Buyaga West MP Barnabas Tinkasiimire and his brother, musician Eddie Yawe as his sureties.

Arua Municipality MP-elect Kassiano Wadri has MPs Francis Gonahasa (Kabweri) and Winfred Kiiza as his sureties.

Other suspects have also presented MPs, friends and relatives to stand surety for them.