By Max Patrick Ocaido
KAMPALA. A section of Members of Parliament were on Sunday allowed to visit incarcerated Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) at Makindye Military Barracks.
Bobi Wine was last week arrested together with other MPs and charged at Gulu General Court Martial and Chief Magistrate's Court respectively for illegal possession of firearms on the eve of the voting day for Arua Municipality by-election.
The UPDF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire confirmed that indeed four MPs today sought permission and visited Hon Kyagulanyi.
"Today Hon Members of Parliament Doreen Amule, Ibrahim Kasozi, Anita Among, Peter Ogwang and Arinaitwe Rwakajara have visited Hon Kyagulanyi in Makindye. He told them he was in no danger and no need to worry. He also spoke to the Rt Hon Speaker of Parliament," he tweeted.
In another tweet, Ogwang, Usuk County MP who also doubles as parliamentary commissioner confirmed that he had visited Bobi Wine and that he is in a good state contrary to social media reports.
"I would like to confirm that as a parliamentary commission, today, I and my fellow commissioner Hon Arinaitwe Rwakajara sought an appointment with the Chief of Defence Forces to go and pay a courtesy visit to Hon Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) and indeed we travelled with Hon Doreen Amule, chairperson of committee on Defence and Internal Affairs, Hon Ibrahim Kasozi and Hon Anita Among to Makindye Military Barracks," said Mr Ogwangi in his post.
He added: "Contrary to social media alarming reports that Hon Kyagulanyi is in dire state, we found him in a better state than what is painted on social media. Hon Kyagulanyi hugged and smiled at us, talked freely with us. He commended the UPDF doctors for taking good care of him medically. Am not shy to say that indeed he has a few bruises on his face but he is in good state".
Kyagulanyi also requested that his children are allowed to come and see him at his detention centre in Makindye.
"I appeal to the general public to desist from spreading alarming propaganda and false information about the health of Hon Kyagulanyi and Hon Francis Zaake. On 23rd August, the general public will be able to see Hon Kyagulanyi as he returns to Court," Ogwang added.