Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulangi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine has Thursday afternoon been granted bail.
Dr Miria Matembe, Hon Mbwatekamwa Gaffa and Hon Patrick Nsamba Oshabe stood surety for Bobi Wine.
Bobi Wine was not physically present in court as Buganda Road court used the newly rolled out teleconferencing technology for his bail hearing.
His lead attorney Asuman Basalirwa told court that his client is a peaceful man with no history of conviction.
Lawyer Basalirwa added that Bobi Wine has a young family who solely depend on him.
The musician turned politician was in Luzira prison while his lawyers were making submissions from Buganda Road court where a video link was set up at Luzira prison.
Bobi Wine has become the first Ugandan to be tried via digital system as his supporters painted Buganda Road Court with red, an official color of People Power to whom he is the patron.
Bobi Wine who spoke to Court from Luzira Maximum Security Prison via the video conference told the court that he’s standing for truth no matter consequences.
“Your honor, I thank you for the opportunity to speak under these abnormal circumstances. I want to emphasize that it is not me on trial. It is the court itself on trial. Whatever you decide in that court, your honor, THAT IS NOT MY BUSINESS,” the youthful MP said.
He added that “my business is standing for the truth. My business is standing for what is morally right. My business is standing for what morally beneficial to you, to me, to those people who are persecuting me under the guise of prosecuting me, and all the people of Uganda. Your honor, if standing for what is right will earn me my freedom, I will thank God for it. But your honor, if standing for what is right is going to keep me in this prison, and then I will thank God even louder. After all, I have a lot of work to do, even here in prison.”