Ugandan MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine was on Monday released on bail as he and wife, Barbie celebrate seventh wedding anniversary.
The Gulu High Court set the frail legislator, Arua Municipality MP Elect Kassiano Wadri and 10 others free following bail applications by their lawyers.
“One of the bail terms restricts Arua Municipality MP Elect Kassiano Wadri not to appear in Arua for a period of three months,” tweeted NTV Uganda.
Eddy Yawe, the legislator’s brother welcomed the release noting that they will not relent in their fight for freedom.
Earlier on in the day, President Yoweri Museveni declared Bobi’s Canadian lawyer, Robert Amsterdam a persona non grata.
In diplomacy, a persona non grata is a foreign person whose entering or remaining in a particular country is prohibited by that country’s government.
“Bobi my love, today is our seventh wedding anniversary. Unlike the other anniversaries in the past, this one finds us in a court room in Gulu. It finds you in clutches, unable to walk by yourself. It finds you before a judge, making an application for you to be released on bail so that you can go for medical treatment. It finds you in physical pain. On such days in the past, we would go to the beach or somewhere across the Atlantic. We would cut cake, have some wine and celebrate with our children. But today here we are. Still not sure if you’ll get your freedom or if you will be taken back to prison.
But let me tell you this. I have never been so proud of you. I am very proud that you are not before this judge because you did anything wrong. Not because you stole public funds or killed a person. You are before the judge because of standing for what you believe in. You have always told me that your dream is to live in a country which works for all citizens. Every day, you are working towards that. Our troubles these past days are a result of that effort. What I can do is once again promise to support you every step of the way. Not because Iam your wife but also your best friend…Happy wedding anniversary my Love; FOR BETTER,FOR WORSE. IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH.”
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