29 August 2018

Uganda: Bobi Wine to Be Treated in London Hospital After Alleged Torture

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Bobi Wine.

Ugandan firebrand politician Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, will be flown to London for specialized treatment after he was released on bail.

Bobi Wine, who can barely walk without the help of crunches, will be admitted at the Royal London Hospital where he will receive treatment after extensive torture while in jail for close to two weeks.

Norbet Mao, a Uganda politician and one of Bobi Wine's lawyers, said the MP for Kyadondo East and his colleague for Mityan Municipality Francis Zaake will both to be treated at the hospital.

"We are in touch with a doctor Martin Griffin of London Royal Hospital who is supposed to receive both Zaake and Kyagulanyi," Mao told reports moments after the MPs were released on bail.

Meanwhile, the Ugandan army has released a statement claiming to have arrested the soldiers involved in the beating of the two law makers.

"We have apprehended all the soldiers who were involved in the incidents and they have been brought to book," army spokesman Richard Karemire was quoted.

However he failed to mention the detained soldiers, neither the action taken against them.

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