For the last two weeks, social media timelines have been flooded with #FreeBobiWine, a hashtag coined to advocate for the release of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine who was arrested in Arua and later detained in Arua Central prison
However, he, together with his 12 co-accused colleagues who facing treason charges, were today granted bail after appearing in Gulu High Court. His 'temporary release' has sent waves of excitement and relief across the country.
@Ugaman01, a twitter user rejoiced, saying, "History has been made today 27th August; On top of @HEBobiwine being released from jail, today is Bobi Wine and Barbie's (Bobi Wine's wife) 7th year marriage anniversary."
On Facebook, Nassuuna Eliza Betty said, "I believe this is the Lord that the Lord has made...we will rejoice in it...I still have hope...things are going to turn out well."
SimonWolfe, another twitter user commended Bobi Wine's lawyers on a job well done.
"BOBI RELEASED ON BAIL!! This is not over by any stretch of the imagination but this is a wonderful victory. Full credit to his incredible lawyers @nickopiyo I'm looking forward to hearing from Bobi our Ghetto president."
Cera Dianie Kibuuka brought it all down to fate in a Facebook post saying, "This day is blessed for Kyagulanyi family first their anniversary and now he is free once again...same day he composed a nice song for his wife," while Martha Ssali simply used gospel song lyrics to express her joy, "Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness my God that's who you are. I know you will make a way #FreeBobiWine."
In a cheeky post, Lynn Aheebwa advised Kyambogo University students to end their no-shower protest.
"Kyambogo students you can now go and bathe. Bobi Wine has been freed. Thank you for participating in #FreeBobiWine,"
Some of the students had vowed not to bathe until Bobi Wine is released.
Roberto Hanks Ssebandeke said, "Thanks Lord for the first step, then now we start the poisonous struggle. Let us know the infections that Hon. BOBI WINE was injected with ...."
Comedian PabloKimuli thanked Kenyans for staging Bobi Wine protest in their own county.
"Asante sana to all the Kenyans that joined the call to #FreeBobiWine Come to Uganda any day, any time and party any way you want!"