Ugandan singer turned Kyandondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Bobi Wine has flown out of Uganda to seek treatment.
This comes just a day after Ugandan police officers seized him and his Mityana counterpart when they were attempting to leave Uganda on Thursday sparking protests in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Friday.
Bobi Wine left Uganda on Friday at 8.00pm and is headed to the US for treatment abroad a KLM flight his lawyer Nicholas Opiyo told NTV Uganda.
The duo had been detained at Kirudu hospital in the capital Kampala under heavy security Wine’s lawyer Nicholas Opiyo told NTV Uganda adding that government medical team undertook tests on Wine.
“After several consultations, we granted the medical team access to Hon Kyagulanyi and Zaake” Opiyo told NTV.
However, his lawyer criticized the manner in which the medical team had carried out tests on Wine saying the team only had a stethoscope and a thermometer.
Videos posted online showed the youthful legislator on a wheelchair together with his wife Barbara Kyagulanyi at the Entebbe International airport.
However, according to his Lawyer, the Uganda Medical board had not communicated on whether they would foot the legislator’s bills.
The Musician turned legislator who has been a vocal opponent of Uganda’s long-serving leader Yoweri Museveni is alleged to have been tortured while in custody after being arrested at the Arua Municipality two weeks ago.
Ugandan security forces said his supporters smashed a stone on an escort vehicle of president Yoweri Museveni’s motorcade during the Arua municipality byelection campaigns.
Bobi was later charged with treason before being released on bail in order to access treatment.