Uganda's pop star MP Robert Kyagulanyi 'taken away' by security officers

Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine

Ugandan security deployed on the streets of the capital and controlled roads leading to the worldwide airport on Thursday ahead of the return MP Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as singer Bobi Wine.

He had sought treatment in the USA for injuries allegedly sustained during state torture, which Uganda's government denies.

Staff at JKIA were excited as they scampered for a photo with the youthful politician.

But Mr Wine hit back in a tweet, saying: "Well, for your information, no single family member will receive me at the airport".

His treatment by Ugandan authorities has been condemned by the EU, UK and US - earlier this week a group of US Senators warned that democracy in Uganda was "backsliding".

He will be availed security from the airport to his home.Police will further ensure law and order for all road users.There shall be no unlawful rallies, processions and assemblies.Any activity that entails a public gathering must be in conformity with the provisions of Public Order Management Act (POMA).The Hon.

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Officially called Robert Kyagulanyi, the singer-turned-MP is a popular voice against longtime President Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa's longest-serving leaders.

Ssentamu says he is fighting for freedom from oppression and wants Museveni, in power since 1986, to retire.

Security forces had deployed around Entebbe International Airport and the highway linking it to the capital Kampala ahead of his arrival to prevent supporters from greeting him. Armoured personnel carriers and police vehicles lined the highway.

His wife, Barbie, told AFP "security surrounded him and took him away". The government denies the allegations. He said he will stay in Uganda because "I can not be a refugee". The legal basis for the escort was unclear, and Kyagulanyi wrote on his Twitter feed before flying home that he should be able to travel freely in his country.

The politician, who has pleaded not guilty to the treason charges, said he was beaten with an iron bar in detention in northern Uganda.

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