Police have surrounded the home of the Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to block him from heading to his “One Love Beach” in Busabala where he had planned to hold his music concert today.
Early this morning Bobi Wine posted this on his official Facebook page;
My home in Magere is yet again under police and military siege! At about 11:00 pm last night, they surrounded my home in Magere as well as One Love Beach Busabala, in another move to place me under house arrest and block our Independence Day music concert. The 156th concert so far! These are the same people who claimed not to have enough security to secure our people at the show. Yet, they have enough manpower to instill fear, harass citizens and block the show!
These cowardly actions must be resisted and condemned by all democratic forces. President Museveni has been attending concerts of his praise singers. The greatest level of hypocrisy is to say that when you sing praises for his dictatorship on stage, you’re not doing politics and when you oppose his regime of blood and national shame, then you’re doing politics and your concert will be blocked with impunity.
Recently, President Museveni went ahead to register himself as a musician in another futile attempt to counter Bobi Wine. If he wants to compete with us musically, it should be fair play. Let the population decide who they want to listen to. THIS IS OUR COUNTRY, and friends, we shall certainly overcome.
He also tweeted saying;
Since 11.00 pm, police and military surrounded my home and my private property, One Love Beach Busabala, in yet another move to place me under house arrest and block our Independence Day music concert. 156th concert so far! For singing truth to power, I can’t perform in my own country.
The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango last evening warned the people not to waste their time to go to Busabala beach because the concert was canceled.
“If you want peace, stay in your homes because there will be no concert tomorrow. Don’t waste your valuable time please,” Mr. Onyango said in a telephone interview yesterday.