Bobi Wine stings the state as he is granted bail

Before the Buganda Road Court Grade One Esther Nahilya ruled on Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi’s bail application, the MP asked for time to say a word.

Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine has been on remand at Luzira Prison since April 29 over last year’s social media tax protests.

JAFAR MUGERA transcribed the popstar’s address that he made via video conferencing from Luzira Prisons to a fully packed Buganda Road Court.

The excerpts

Your Honour, I don’t understand what you term as a political presence, I still thank you for this opportunity. Your Honour, having heard from all the submissions under these abnormal circumstances, I want to emphasize what I said that it is not me on trial, it is the court itself on trial.

Your Honour, no matter what you decide in that court, it is none of my business.

My business is standing for the truth, my business is standing for what is morally right.

My business, your honor, is standing for what is beneficial to you, me, those people that are persecuting me under the guise of prosecution, and all the people of Uganda.

Your Honour, if standing for what is right; standing for the truth is going to earn me my freedom, I thank God for it.

But your Honour, if standing for what is right is going to keep me in this prison, then I will thank God even louder; after all, I have a lot of work even here in Prison.