Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine under house arrest, no food, no milk for the child

Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine arrested by the police/photo: suppliedUganda opposition leader Bobi Wine arrested by the police/photo: supplied

Six-day after the country held its general election, an opposition leader Bobi Wine still under house arrest with an 18-month child and wife. They are not allowed to leave the compound-no visit for relatives or friends.

Uganda went to the polls on January 14th, 2021, with widespread election irregularities. International observers blocked to access polling stations. Opposition leader detained. Internet was shutdown. Museveni won the sixth term in office at the age of 75 years. He will be the president of Uganda for the next five years marking more than 35 years in power.

National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu accuses Museveni of stealing the election using the state power and military.

Six days under house arrest, no visitor is allowed. On his social media account on Tuesday, Bobi said they stuck with an 18-month-old baby girl.

“Day six under house arrest and we’re stuck with an 18month old baby. Her dad had brought her to visit her auntie (Barbie) just before we were raided and besieged.” wrote Wine on his social media account (FB).

An attempt by the parent’s child to visit the Wine and wife to pick their child was met with a threat of intimation and arrest.

“He was blocked from picking her up” decried Wine.

“We have completely run out of food and milk, yet no one is allowed to leave or come into our home.” Bobi further clarifies.

United States Ambassador to Uganda turned away from visiting Wine and wife.

Despite all the uphill, Bobi’s popularity in Uganda and across the continent is increasingly growing.

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