Singer turned Politician Bobi Wine who was recently endorsed to stand for presidency by former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President Kizza Besigye is already taking the role to the next level.
Bobi Wine together with other MPs whom he sits with on the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee yesterday visited prisons in Mityana and Mubende districts to asses the state of the prison facilities and police cells as per the human rights standards.
According to Bobi Wine, Prisoners face problems like over crowding, absence of the right to fair hearing, delayed and sometimes denied justice, neglected cases, poor waste disposal mechanisms, under funding, poor housing facilities, neglected health conditions, among others headlining the detoliating state of government prisons and police cells.
Bobi Wine in his own words went on to clarify that its not only the prisoners in a sorry sate but also the staff.
“As a matter of fact, it is not only the inmates but also the prisons staff and police officers affected by these conditions”
Bobi Wine Said.
He went on to add that,
“Their outcry is that their leaders devise means on how too bail them from these inhumane conditions and this outcry is exactly what we pledge to present to Parliament for discussion and way forward”.
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine is a Ugandan politician, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and musician. As of 11 July 2017, he serves as the Member of Parliament representing Kyaddondo East constituency in Wakiso District.