By Annette Amondi
Ugandan singer and politician Robert Kyangulanyi alias Bobi Wine was released on bail by the Ugandan high court after spending almost three weeks behind bars.
Wine was released on bail coincidentally on his wedding anniversary.
His wife Barbie had taken to social media just an hour before his release to express how proud she is of him.
The letter addressed to the politician also looks back at some of their previous anniversaries and special moments together.
“Bobi my love, today is our seventh wedding anniversary. Unlike the other anniversaries in the past, this one finds us in a court room in Gulu. It finds you in clutches, unable to walk by yourself. It finds you before a judge, making an application for you to be released on bail so that you can go for medical treatment. It finds you in physical pain. On such days in the past, we would go to the beach or somewhere across the Atlantic. We would cut cake, have some wine and celebrate with our children. But today here we are. Still not sure if you’ll get your freedom or if you will be taken back to prison.” She wrote
She went on to express how proud she is of him for fighting for Ugandans.
“But let me tell you this. I have never been so proud of you. I am very proud that you are not before this judge because you did anything wrong. Not because you stole public funds or killed a person. You are before the judge because of standing for what you believe in. You have always told me that your dream is to live in a country which works for all citizens. Every day, you are working towards that. Our troubles these past days are a result of that effort. What I can do is once again promise to support you every step of the way. Not because Iam your wife but also your best friend…Happy wedding anniversary my Love; FOR BETTER,FOR WORSE. IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH,” she added
Bobi and 11 of his 32 co-accused were granted bail by the High Court in Gulu on Monday August 27th.