Ugandan musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine has said he is afraid of returning home “because of the way the government is conducting itself”.
He was speaking at the international airport in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, before boarding a flight to Uganda.
It’s the final leg of his journey back from the United States where he was seeking treatment for injuries that he alleges he got when tortured in custody.
Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, is facing charges of treason relating to an alleged attack on the convoy of President Yoweri Museveni during a by-election campaign.
Roads have been sealed off and barricades erected around Uganda’s Entebbe Airport ahead of his return.
There’s a tight armed police cordon around the airport, with helicopters circling overhead.
“I’m feeling better and I hope to recover slowly by slowly. I’m going back him, although the situation back home is uncertain,” he said at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta airport.
“The government is evidently panicking because they’ve never seen so many people united and speaking with one voice,” he added.
Source : BBC