Army insists Bobi Wine was not tortured in Arua and Makindye
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on July 8, 2019
The Director of Strategic Communication at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), Col. Paddy Ankunda has said that Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known by his musical stage name, Bobi Wine, was not tortured by the army in Arua last year. Ankunda was addressing a panel on Tuesday morning raising awareness on the prevention of torture as one of the activities to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture at Hotel Africana. He defended the actions of the army on August 13, 2018, when the legislator, together with fellow MPs and journalists were arrested for allegedly pelting the presidential convoy with stones during a by-election campaign. “I visited the Honourable Kyagulanyi when he was detained at Makindye Military Barracks and in my view, I can not conclude that he was tortured,” the former UPDF spokesperson said to the amusement of the audience.