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Bail application: Bobi Wine, others in court today

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Added 27th August 2018 08:07 AM

The hearing of their bail application is due to start at 9am today.

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The hearing of their bail application is due to start at 9am today.

PIC: Bobi Wine was charged with treason with treason last week at the Gulu Chief Magistrates Court. (File photo)

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GULU - Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi (alias Bobi Wine) and 32 others are set to appear before Gulu High Court for their respective bail applications.

They are all charged with treason, following the dramatic episodes in the lead-up to the Arua Municipality by-election earlier this month.

MPs, including Paul Mwiru of Jinja East and Gerald Karuhanga of Ntungamo Municipality, are part of the group.

The hearing of their bail application is due to start at 9am local time today.

The suspects, implicated in the attack on the President's convoy two days before the August 15 polls in northern Uganda, arrived at the court premises aboard a Prisons bus at around 7:50am.

Their lawyers and several politicians were also at court early amid heavy security deployment. Personnel of the Police and Prisons force were seen manning the court premises.

All the suspects have been on remand at Gulu Central Prison.

Bobi Wine was charged with treason Thursday last week by the Gulu Chief Magistrates Court, shortly after being exonerated by the court martial sitting in Gulu of charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

Meanwhile, the musician-politician's manager was arrested, reportedly from his home in Wampewo, Kasangati in Wakiso district.

A family source who asked not to be named told New Vision that David Bwanika was picked with two others.

Preliminary Police investigations indicate that Bwanika was in Arua at the time of clashes that resulted in the shooting of Bobi Wine's driver Yasin Kawuma.



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