Despite his best efforts to thwart the homecoming rally to welcome Bobi Wine on his arrival from treatment in the USA, even M7 could not stop the will of the Ugandan people.
Bobi Wine after much efforts succeeded in addressing supporters at his home in Magere.
Wine’s supporters feared he had been arrested after he was separated from other passengers before immigration controls and prevented from seeing his lawyers at Entebbe international airport, then escorted by police to a waiting vehicle. However the 36-year-old was later seen addressing crowds outside his home in the capital, Kampala.
In a statement police said that Wine, who faces a trial on treason charges next month, had been “peacefully escorted to his residence”.
“We wish to thank him for cooperating with the police,” the statement said. “We urge all people to remain calm. We urge the hon member of parliament to honour the laws of the land and fully comply with his bail conditions.”
Earlier in the day, police and soldiers sealed off roads, erected barricades around the airport and moved into opposition strongholds in Kampala. Demonstrations have been banned and TV networks told not to report live on Wine’s return.
The struggle for the future of Uganda continues.