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Ugandan MPs Bobi Wine, Zaake cleared to travel for treatment

Saturday September 1 2018

Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, appears in a court in Gulu, northern Uganda, on August 27, 2018. PHOTO | AFP

Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, appears in a court in Gulu, northern Uganda, on August 27, 2018. PHOTO | AFP 

By DERRICK WANDERA
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KAMPALA,

Ugandan MP Bobi Wine has been released from hospital and is flying out of the country for medical treatment in the US, police say.

In a telephone interview, Mr Emilian Kayima, Uganda police spokesperson said he will issue a statement to the effect.

"Yes, they have been cleared but don’t hurry, I will issue a statement in the next few minutes," Mr Kayima said.

Mr Fred Nyanzi, Bobi Wine's elder brother said Friday night that they would leave the country tonight if nothing goes amiss.

"Bobi has been cleared and we want him to travel tonight. We are heading to Entebbe to book the next flight to USA," Mr Nyanzi said.

This afternoon, government sent a team of nine doctors led by Dr Byarugaba Baterana, the Mulago Hospital Executive Director to do confirmatory tests on Mr Zaake and Mr Bobi Wine.

It is not clear what the results from the tests were and whether they have informed government's decision to allow the two legislators to finally travel for treatment.