The wife to incarcerated Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine Barbara Itungo,has lashed at government for jailing him instead of taking him for medical attention.
Following the chaos in Arua last week that allegedly saw President Museveni’s convoy stoned, a number of people including MPs; Kyagulanyi, Gerard Karuhanga, Francis Zaake and Paul Mwiru were arrested.
However, Zaake and Kyagulanyi were tortured by security agencies but the latter was charged with illegal possession of arms before being remanded to Makindye military barracks.
On Wednesday, family, friends and colleagues in the music industry gathered at Rubaga Cathedral and held a mass to pray to God to heal the legislator.
Speaking to the congregation, Itungo appreciated members of the public for standing in solidarity with the incarcerated legislator but lashed out at government for tormenting her husband.
“I condemn the brutal acts on journalists and all Ugandans by the people who are supposed to protect us .We need to pray for our country,” she said.
According to Itungo, the mass organised by musicians was done on Bobi Wine’s request to pray to God to sail him through the trying moment.
David Mpanga who represented Buganda Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayega warned government against brutalising Ugandans adding that in case of any crimes committed, they ought to be taken to courts of law.
“If they have cases to answer, let them be taken to courts of law but not beating them,”Mpanga said.
The Kampala Archdiocese Chancellor, Fr.John Mary Ssebunya who led the mass asked government to ensure proper medical attention for all the victims of the Arua chaos.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website