President Museveni issues another statement, says he can not release Bobi Wine and others on Remand.

This comes at a time many have petitioned his Excellency to release the Kyadondo East MP,Robert Kyagulanyi known to many as Bobi Wine…

He says His powers stop at exercising the prerogative of mercy, the rest is the work of Court.

Here is his full statement………

Countrymen, Countrywomen and Bazukulu.

Greetings again. Yesterday while talking about the Security forces and the Bobi Wine group, I made reference to financiers of rioters who hope to damage the economy of Uganda which is, finally, taking off by developing fast.

I referred to the fact that the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Trade of Kenya told me recently, during the visit of the Kenyan Deputy President, that, in recent months, Uganda has been exporting more to Kenya than Kenya has been exporting to Uganda. I asked him to send me the figures and they are here below:

Uganda Kenya
Jan 2018: $186m $96m
Feb 2018: $149m $121m
March 2018: $115m $132m
April 2018: $131m $92m
May 2018: $228m $132m

Except for March, in all the other months, Uganda has been exporting more to Kenya than the other way round.

On the issue of releasing the people on remand, it is only the Courts or the DPP that can cause the freeing of these people. The President can only come after the trial and convictions.

Then, the President can exercise the prerogative of mercy. Before that the President is not empowered to do anything.

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President