Police has Monday afternoon promised to respect the high Court ruling regarding the preventive detention of former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
Earlier today, the court ordered Police and sister security agencies to vacate Bobi Wine’s home and allow him to move freely as a citizen.
Addressing the press at police headquarters in Naguru, spokesperson Fred Enanga said that as the law enforcement body, once they receive a copy of the ruling, they will respect it.
“Although we are yet to obtain a copy of the high court ruling seating at Kampala, as a law abiding institution we are going to abide by the court ruling for the security detail deployed at Magere to leave the home,” he said
“In the same vein we would like to urge the NUP President to also abide by the provisions of the court ruling and to also strictly observe standard operating procedures as guided by the high court.”
Enanga said that Bobi Wine like any other Ugandan he has an obligation to remain law abiding and observe the rule of law.
He however pointed out that as a prerogative of the police, they will maintain surveillance on him to ensure that he does not break the law during this period given the fact that Uganda is still in the aftermath of the elections and police have to ensure that the security situation is maintained.
“It is the prerogative of the police to detect and prevent crime so we are going to ensure that we do play that role effectively.” he said.
Kyagulanyi has spent 10 days at his residence since January 14th after casting his vote.
His lawyers last week filed a petition at high court demanding for his release.
Police had asked the former presidential candidate to denounce violence following his loss to President Museveni in the just concluded general elections.