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Uganda ends house arrest of opposition leader Bobi Wine

Uganda has on Tuesday ended the house arrest of opposition leader Bobi Wine withdrawing troops outside his house.

The news comes a day after the High Court issued an order for troops deployed outside his house to leave with immediate effect.

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Hours after the order, police officers were still camped outside with the opposition leader something that was condemned by Bobi Wine himself.

“The High Court ruled this morning that my continued house arrest (11 days now) is illegal & unconstitutional. Several hours later, the military still surrounds my home, blocking access to all! Perhaps (as always) waiting for Gen. Museveni’s orders on the next course of action..” Said Bobi Wine.

In the last 11 days, Bobi Wine and his wife were put under house arrest after they returned home after voting in the just concluded elections.

Several of his supporters are reported to have been arrested by unidentified people using private vehicles due to their unwavering support for the singer turned politician.

“Kagimu Umar is a young Ugandan who supports change. Working in the printing business, he prints posters & other materials for NUP. Thursday, armed operatives raided his shop at Nasser Road suspecting him to have our DR Forms. They violently arrested him. He’s in a military jail!” Said Bobi Wine

Immediately after his release, Bobi Wine met victors from his party who swept a majority of seats especially in Kampala to extend his message of congratulation.

He termed the just concluded elections as a flawed process that was unfairly conducted to favour one candidate in the process.

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