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Bobi Wine in Mbale: Cross-examination of officials adjourned

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Added 26th August 2020 10:00 AM

NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi appeared in court on Wednesday for the cross-examination, during which his legal team intended to put some questions to the respondents.

Bobi Wine in Mbale: Cross-examination of officials adjourned

MP Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) appeared at Mbale High Court on Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Watala)

NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi appeared in court on Wednesday for the cross-examination, during which his legal team intended to put some questions to the respondents.

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The High Court in Mbale on Wednesday adjourned the cross-examination of key officials for blocking legislator Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) from a radio talk show in Mbale earlier this month.

The officials that were to be cross-examined included Mbale resident district commissioner Sulaiman Ogajjo Baraza and Elgon region police commander Wesley Nganizi.

Kyagulanyi, who represents Kyadondo East Constituency in Parliament, is a presidential aspirant for next year's elections.

The National Unity Platform (NUP) leader appeared in court on Wednesday for the cross-examination, during which his legal team intended to put some questions to the respondents before the case proceeds.

But the exercise did not take place and was pushed to another date that would be communicated.



Some NUP leaders were also in court.

Speaking after the adjournment, Kyagulanyi's lawyer, Medard Lubega Ssegona, told reporters that they did not understand why the cross-examination did not go ahead.

He said their client (Kyagulanyi) arrived at the court as early as 7am.



Mbale Grade One magistrate Andrew Katumbuki had mid-last week summoned the officials for cross-examination during the hearing of an application by Kyagulanyi over his being blocked from appearing on BCU FM about three weeks ago.

Kyagulanyi wants compensation for violation of his rights.

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Scenes at Mbale court

Meanwhile, earlier on Wednesday, the road leading to the court was blocked by Police.



Just outside the court, there was heavy security deployment.



Supporters of Bobi Wine wanted to access the premises.



But entry to the court building was limited.



Some supporters of Bobi Wine clashed with the security personnel.



Tear gas was fired to disperse the chaotic crowds.



Arrests were also made by Police.






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