In a brief to the media today, Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said that the Uganda Police Force has agreed to withdraw deployment from former Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi.
The response came after the High Court ordered that security agencies end their siege of Robert Kyagulanyi and wife, Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi, which has been on since election day, 14th January.
Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, was declared runner-up by the Electoral Commission in the presidential election held on 14th January, with 34.8% of the vote, behind incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, who it said got 58.6%.
Police Spokesman Fred Enanga was earlier quoted in the media saying that Robert Kyagulanyi was placed under “preventive arrest” as he “planned to disrupt public order.” Still, he did not specify what crime was being planned. More than a week now, after he was placed on house arrest, the authorities have yet to present any charges against him.
“We shall withdraw the deployment from Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi’s home as per the High Court ruling issued this morning. However, we shall maintain surveillance on his movements,” Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said during a media brief.
Enanga says the surveillance on Kyagulanyi will continue to make sure he does not to rally people for post-election violence.
“It is not clear for what reason the applicant (Mr.Kyagulanyi) is in detention. Whether he’s there for protection or not, what he’s going to do. Mr.Kyagulanyi has not tested positive for Covid-19 to say that he’s going to spread the virus,” said Kyagulanyi’s lawyer Medard Ssegona, to court last week.