The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has summoned presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi and the State Minister for Investment, Ms Evelyn Anite, over allegations that they held public rallies in disregard to the presidential directives on coronavirus.
According to the CID spokesman Mr Charles Atwiine, Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine is expected to appear at the CID next Tuesday while Ms Anite is supposed to report on Monday.
When contacted, Atwiine confirmed the summons, saying the duo is wanted for violating the presidential directives.
“We have written not to only the two people but also others, and some have already reported and recorded statements. He also said some have been released them on police bond.
According to Atwiine, on Thursday, detectives interrogated the former Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) commissioner for Domestic Taxes, Mr Dicksons Kateshumbwa, an aspirant for the Sheema Municipality seat, and Dr Charles Ayume who is vying for Koboko Municipality seat.
Both were released on police bond pending further investigations into the matter.
The summons followed a video that circulated on social media showing Bobi Wine waving to people on Jinja Road when he went for a talk show in Jinja City last week and others which showed crowds of supporters of both Anite and Ayume’s marching into processions.
The CID said the rallies were illegal given the Ministry of Health guidelines on containment of the spread of Covid-19.