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Jackie Wolfson was allegedly sent back home on Sunday. Courtesy photo

Bobi Wine's American Friend Deported For Flouting Immigration Rules

As mystery surrounds departure of the two Bobi Wine White friends, unconfirmed reports suggest that Wolfson was arrested and deported by Ugandan authorities over the weekend
posted onSeptember 11, 2018
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By Kampala Post Reporter

Jacqueline Wolfson, an American founder of Shule Foundation a charity NGO has left Uganda under unclear circumstances.

Wolfson who close sources say has confirmed having left the country, was recently accused of coordinating gay funders for Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine). Intelligence had it that Jacqueline Wolfson, a known Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) campaigner and fundraiser for the Democratic Party back home in America, had also recruited Anne Whitehead a Canadian communications specialist based in Uganda to handle Bobi Wine’s communications.

Whitehead has also reportedly confirmed having left the country for a holiday. The duo’s mysterious departure comes close to two weeks after Bobi Wine left for the United States of America for treatment, amid reports that the youthful legislator was using the treatment as a cover up to meet gay funders in America. The Musician, turned politician has since addressed an international press conference and held a number of meetings with US officials, although little is known about the hospital where he is admitted.

Bobi Wine who is on bail for treason charges flew to the US to seek ‘specialized’ treatment following the injuries sustained during the August 13 Arua Municipality campaign fracas.

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As mystery surrounds departure of the two Bobi Wine White friends, unconfirmed reports suggest that Wolfson was arrested and deported by Ugandan authorities over the weekend. Human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo tweeted on Monday;

“Jackie Wolfson of the Shule Foundation was arrested on the weekend and deported by the Ugandan authorities via a KLM flight out of Entebbe at 11:45pm on Sunday, on accusations of using her NGO to fund Bobi Wine People Power. Paperwork we signed before her arrest.”

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Mr Ofwono Opondo Executive Director, Uganda Media Centre confirmed Ms Wolfson's deportation. 

"This is to inform the public that Jacqueline Wolfsom holding a tourist visa, but passing as a charity giver under #ShuleFoundation has been removed from Uganda for violation of immigration laws.

Further, there is no record at immigration that Jacqueline Wolfsom has ever applied for a work permit since 2014 when she has been visiting Uganda," Mr Opondo said in a post on the Media Centre Facebook page.

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