By Mukembo Wilfred
High Court judge at Twed Towers in Kampala Michael Elubu has issued an order instructing the security agencies to leave the National Unity Platform (NUP) president and former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine’s home.
In his ruling read by the court on Monday morning, Elubu ruled that is illegal for security to continue confining and restrict Bobi Wine at his home indefinitely.
Last week, National Unity Platform lawyers led by Medard Sseggona challenged Bobi Wine and his family’s security to confinement at his home, a place that is ungazetted place without any justification and indefinitely.
Following the January,14th general elections, the Police and army surrounded Kyagulanyi’s home not allowing him and his wife to move out. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga since said the move meant to stop him from instigating riots in protest of the outcome of the elections.
However, today justice, Michael Elubu has ruled that the continued restriction and confinement of Kyagulanyi and his wife, Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi is a violation of their rights and should immediately be allowed free movement.
The state lawyer in their argument had stated the confinement and restriction is meant to stop him from instigating riots in protest of the election outcomes and prevent him from violating the standard operating procedures against Covid19.
The judge said that in absence of the proper procedure, it is only prudent that Kyagulanyi is allowed personal liberty and free movement.
The court however directed Kyagulanyi to follow the Coronavirus guidelines put in place by government and the Ministry of Health.
Justice Elubu also ordered government to pay costs to Kyagulanyi