Ugandan Afrobeats lawmaker missing

Bobi Wine has been a big political hit in Uganda since he became a Member of Parliament last year.

Relatives and lawyers of Uganda’s Afrobeats star and opposition Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as, Bobi Wine, have been to the military barracks in the northern town of Gulu to look for him, but rumour is that he has been flown to the capital, Kampala.

Bobi Wine was arrested following an attack on Monday on a vehicle in President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy.

He was detained along with opposition politician Kassiano Wadri, who went on to beat the ruling party’s candidate in a hard-fought by-election on Wednesday.

The two have been charged with treason and police has seized two sub-machine guns, a pistol and 75 rounds of ammunition.

There is no independent confirmation of the allegation.

The opposition has long accused the government of hounding critics of long-serving President Yoweri Museveni.

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