Since Monday 13th August, Barbie Kyagulanyi had not seen his husband Bobi Wine till today afternoon. The wife to the Kyadondo East MP says that her husband was severely tortured and his body is greatly deformed, and hurts everywhere.
Bobi Wine was arrested and detained in the wake of the chaos that erupted after the presidents lead convoy car was stoned and vandalized allegedly by fans of Kasiano Wadri during the Arua by-elections campaigns.
Bobi Wine was charged with Treason and remanded till 23rd August after security forces claimed they found guns and ammunition in his hotel room.
Since Monday, the whereabouts of Bobi Wine have been an issues to ponder about until today when his wife was allowed to go and see him at Makindye Barracks. Barbie Kyagulanyi made a statement about his husband’s situation and it is really saddening how bad the singer’s health has deteriorated.
Part of Barbie’s statement indicates how Bobi Wine is still surprised that he is still alive after the extent to which he was tortured by security forces since Monday. She said;
“Bobi is in pain. Bobi is hurting EVERYWHERE. We nearly lost him! He wonders how he is still alive after such treatment.”Barbie Kyagulanyi
Barbie also said that Bobi Wine cannot stand on his own and his face is ‘severely deformed that at first sight, it is hard to recognize him’. She however assures Bobi’s fans and followers, as well as the general public that Bobi Wine might be physically broken, but his mind and aspirations are still intact.
“Here is the good news – Bobi is strong at heart. His resolve has not diminished. His bones have been broken, but his spirit has not been crushed. He is still the husband I met many years ago. He knows that he is innocent of all that he is being accused of. His only crime is standing for justice and for trying to speak for the common person. He was surprised when we told him that he is accused of possessing firearms – he was hearing about this for the first time. Instead, the soldiers who arrested him took away his wallet and the money he had on him. He wonders why he is being tried by military courts! But he knows that this is part of the price he has to pay for what he believes in. He asks Ugandans to remain firm, even in the face of such repression.”
Read more of Barbie’s statement in full below;