Military leaves Wine’s home, but choppers still hover around

Wine says his privacy rights are being breached.

In Summary

• This comes a day after a High Court order directing the military to leave his compound immediately.

• The siege started on January 14, when the country held its general election where Wine was seeking to unseat President Yoweri Museveni.

The police helicopter is seen hovering around Bobi Wine's home in Kampala on Tuesday, a day after the High Court gave an order asking them to leave.
The police helicopter is seen hovering around Bobi Wine's home in Kampala on Tuesday, a day after the High Court gave an order asking them to leave.
Image: BOBI WINE

The Ugandan police have finally vacated the residence of opposition leader Bobi Wine in Kampala.

This comes a day after a High Court order directing the military to leave his compound immediately.

Wine confirmed on Tuesday that despite the move, a police helicopter was still hovering around his home.

“This has been the situation at my house these past few days. Aside from the military and police surrounding us, military and police helicopters have been consistently hovering over our residence in breach of our privacy rights,” Wine said.

The police have been camping outside Robert Kyagulanyi’s home in Kampala for more than 11 days.

It started on January 14, when the country held its general election where Wine was seeking to unseat President Yoweri Museveni.

In a ruling, the High Court judge asked the government to present the charges against Wine in court instead of putting him under siege.

Last week, the singer-turned politician posted that he was running out of basic commodities since he and his family are unable to move out of the house, which he said is surrounded by the military.

Wine had promised to make public the irregularities that were reported during the election. He said the move had been delayed by the internet blackout across the East-African country.

The Electoral Commission Chairman Simon Byabakama had challenged Wine to follow the law and prove his claims.