KAMPALA — The 18-month old niece of Bobi Wine’s wife has been safely evacuated from their residence, where she had been under house arrest for over seven days with the Ugandan politician and his wife, Bobi Wine said.
The baby, who has not been named, was at Bobi Wine’s residence where he has been holed up since the military and police surrounded his home on January 15.
“I’m glad to inform the world that the baby was evacuated yesterday when my lawyers were very briefly allowed to come in,” he said.
Bobi Wine who was the main opposition frontrunner in the presidential elections on the 14th, had earlier this week tweeted he was stuck at the house with no food.
“Day Six under house arrest and we’re still stuck with an 18 months old baby who had paid a visit to her auntie (my wife ) be4 we were raided & besieged. The Dad has been denied access to her. We have run out of food and milk. No one is allowed to leave or come into our compound,” he wrote.
The US ambassador to Uganda, Natalie. E Brown, was blocked by security forces from visiting Bobi Wine on Monday.