Police in Uganda have released musician and opposition MP Bobi Wine hours after he was arrested as he headed to a public meeting in his constituency near the capital, Kampala.
The MP, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was due to outline his presidential manifesto for next year’s election.
His lawyer, Medard Ssegona, said that Bobi Wine was released on Monday night on a police bond together with other officials of his People Power Movement who were also arrested.
‘‘It can only be interpreted as political persecution, a move that police and other security forces have deployed to stop Hon Kyagulanyi from making his nationwide consultations while his competitor, the president, is addressing rallies and meeting small groups of people to bolster his campaign
He (Bobi Wine) wasn’t charged, he was released on police bond, but even the police bond form does not indicate the offence that was committed by him and the other people…‘‘.
He further said that they were not informed of any charge against them for now.