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Uganda ordered to leave alone Bobi Wine

Uganda ordered to leave alone Bobi Wine

A Ugandan court on Monday, 25 ordered the military and police to leave the home of politician Bobi Wine. This comes after a petition by Bobi Wine’s lawyers.

Bobi has not left his house since voting in the presidential election 11 days ago, in which he was declared runner-up to President Yoweri Museveni.

Dozens of people were killed during the campaigning period and many were shot by security forces.

Bobi Wine alleges that the election, in which he won 35% of the vote as National Unity Platform leader, was stolen.

Uganda’s Electoral Commission said that voting was peaceful, but the EU, United Nations and several rights groups have raised concerns. Aside from an African Union mission, no major international group monitored the process.

In a phone interview with the BBC World Service days after the poll, Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, said he was “worried about my life and the life of my wife”.

The BBC’s Patience Atuhaire in Kampala says armed police and soldiers have been stationed outside the musician-turned-politician’s residence, not allowing anyone in or out.

Several more have been patrolling the neighbourhood.

Army spokesperson Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso has told the BBC that the security agencies will respect the court order.

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