Bobi Wine Arrives Home to a Rapturous Greeting

After several weeks spent in the United States receiving medical treatment for injuries inflicted during torture by a Ugandan Special Forces Command (SFC) unit, Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) has finally arrived home, cheered by thousands of Ugandans who came out to show their support.

Bobi Wine was however briefly detained at the airport and taken to the police station near his home under military guard. His brother, Eddie Yawe, was arrested on unknown charges while on his way to Entebbe airport to pick up his family member, despite police statements the day before explicitly stating that they would allow family to receive him at the airport.

Speaking to crowds assembled near his home, Bobi thanked his supporters for never wavering throughout this long ordeal.

“It looks like the government is determined to keep us slaves in our own country. I have come to continue exactly where I stopped. I am going to fight on. I cannot be a refugee,” Bobi Wine said, as quoted by the Associated Press.

Bobi’s children had the first opportunity to greet their father since he departed for medical treatment.

Supporters celebrate in the streets:

Before departing for Uganda from a stopover in Kenya, Bobi Wine spoke with the BBC:

Unfortunately, many supporters who attempted to arrive to the airport to show support were treated brutally by the military. Some of these beatings and abuses were captured on camera. The struggle for peace continues.