A Kenyan Based Civil Society Group has condemned the arrest of Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine .
The group dubbed Workers movement lead by its leader Clinton Mariera says they are against the unlawful and numerous house arrests against Bobi Wine.
“The continuous house arrests against the opposition leader is a threat to his rights of expression and freedom of speech,”added Mariera.
The group is calling upon the ministry of foreign affairs in Kenya to close down the Ugandan High Commissikn in Nairobi.
“We cannot torelate a Relationship with a state Government that violates the human rights of its citizens and their democratic freedoms and principles “they added.
They have threatened to sue the president of Uganda Hon.Museveni at the International Court of Justice if he does not stop the impunity and repressive traits.
Top news from Uganda Indicated that Wine was arrested at Entebbe International Airport near the capital Kampala on Thursday as he returned to the country, according to his party the National Unity Platform.
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A video shared on X showed the former presidential candidate being whisked away by plain clothed security operatives at Entebbe airport and a man was heard asking: “Where are you taking him?”
The Uganda police denied in a statement that Wine was arrested but instead said they only accompanied him to his residence outside the capital Kampala.
“We wish to inform the public that the NUP President, Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert was successfully escorted by our security team from Entebbe to his home in Magere. He reached his home around 11.20 a.m. (0820GMT), and is with his family and friends,” the police said in a statement posted on X.
The opposition, however, claims he is under arrest.
Wine, a pop star-turned-politician, challenged 79-year-old Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 elections. He came second with 35% of the vote, as Museveni took the lead with 59%. The opposition claimed their victory had been stolen, alleging election irregularities.
Wine, 41, is seen by many as the new face of Uganda’s opposition and regarded as a major threat to Museveni, who is in power since 1986.
Story from Top Africa Uganda indicates that last year he was on a mobilization tour in several countries including South Africa.