Bobi Wine Set to Return Home to Uganda
Uganda authorities have already warned against welcoming rallies for the musician.
Bobi Wine is making his way home to Uganda after spending just over two weeks in the United States seeking medical treatment for injuries he sustained after being tortured while in military custody, he says.
The opposition lawmaker, who is currently out on bail following an alleged attack on President Yoweri Museveni's motorcade, shared the news on Twitter with a photo of himself at the airport this morning. "Headed Home," he wrote as a caption.
Headed home. ✈🇺🇬✊ https://t.co/M3VNleP6uM— BOBI WINE (@BOBI WINE) 1537343300.0
Ahead of his arrival, the Ugandan authorities have put out warnings against the organizing of welcoming rallies for Wine at the airport. Police forces have said that such showings will be considered unlawful and that the singer is only to be received by his immediate family.
The Ugandan Media Centre has spelled out some of the guidelines on Twitter.
@HEBobiwine @PoliceUg Therefore, in order to maintain peace, law and order, the following guidelines shall apply: … https://t.co/cDP6INqplO— Uganda Media Centre (@Uganda Media Centre) 1537345228.0
Upon receiving the news from Ugandan police forces, Wine immediately fired back on Twitter. "I am a free Ugandan with the right to move freely in my country. The police has no business telling me who receives me and who cannot or where I go and where I cannot. This impunity must stop now," he wrote.
Am wondering why these police officers allow themselves to descend so low? They now want to decide who picks me and… https://t.co/aWJraed1Gp— BOBI WINE (@BOBI WINE) 1537353310.0
.... I will be received by friends, colleague leaders & artistes. I will then go and see my sick grandmother briefl… https://t.co/bTXA4zVFTT— BOBI WINE (@BOBI WINE) 1537353427.0
I am a free Ugandan with the right to move freely in my country. The police has no business telling me who receives… https://t.co/j1yvGlZIXf— BOBI WINE (@BOBI WINE) 1537353551.0