Ugandan singer Robert Kyagulanyi better known as Bobi Wine has been arraigned in court for annoying the president of the country Yoweri Museveni.
Concise News understands that Bob Wine had appeared in court earlier over treason charge after he and other opposition politicians were said to have stoned Museveni’s convoy during a campaign rally in August last year.
“He was charged with annoying the president” in relation to the same case, his lawyer Asuman Basalirwa told AFP.
Wine has over time been a critic of the president and has faced multiple detentions while authorities have frustrated his efforts to perform.
The singer announced last month that he would take on Museveni who has been in power for over three decades in 2021 national elections.
“This government of President Museveni is in panic mode. At first it was treason and now it is annoying President Museveni. Who on earth can’t be annoyed? “It is a ridiculous charge and am ready to challenge it in court,” Wine told AFP.
The new accusation against Wine comes just days after prominent activist Stella Nyanzi was sentenced to 18 months in prison over her vulgar posts on social media against Museveni — which she sees as a way to get her message across.