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Bobi Wine now placed under house arrest

Bobi Wine unsuccessfully attempts to leave his house today

Bobi Wine unsuccessfully attempts to leave his house today

Kyandondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine has been placed under house arrest by the Uganda police force.
Kyagulanyi had planned to walk to the police headquarters in Naguru to deliver a protest note to the inspector general of police after police cancelled his music concert, and also forcefully drove him back home in Magere from his One Love Beach in Busabala yesterday. 
Following police's actions, Kyagulanyi said that he would go to the police headquarters and deliver the note to police boss Martins Okoth Ochola to express his disapproval of police's continued infringement on rights and brutality against members of the opposition.   

However, today Tuesday Kyagulanyi was not allowed to step out of his compound. Police led by Kasangati division police commander Raphael Magyezi advised Kyagulanyi to remain inside his house else he risked being arrested on charges of inciting violence.  

Kyagulanyi insisted on moving out of the compound but was overpowered by the police who dragged him back into the house. Over 30 police officers have since been deployed around his home to prevent the legislator from moving out. Visitors to his house are also now restricted. 

Later, Kyagulanyi delegated his lawyer, Benjamin Katana, Mityana municipality MP Francis Butebi Zaake and Butambala County MP Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi to deliver his document to Ochola. 

Muwanga says blocking Kyagulanyi’s music concerts shouldn’t be looked at in isolation since it is part of the bigger on-going oppression against all opposition forces which actions he says depicts that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is in panic mode. 

"He [Museveni] sees what is going on around the region - in Sudan, in Zimbabwe, in Algeria and the fear is real. The leaders of this calibre are losing power to the popular will of the people. So the message he is sending is not to Bobi Wine but to the people of Uganda that look, Uganda is a different state to which I'm in control." Muwanga said.  
Yesterday, Kyagulanyi called on all Ugandans to rise up and protest against President Museveni's government, saying they had reached the last remaining peaceful avenue after seeking, and failing to get justice in courts of law and the Uganda Human Rights Commission. 


-1 #1 Akot 2019-04-23 18:11
How can Ugandans let Museveni they gave shelter to use them to harass, arrest their own so that the demon just go on without opposition?

Why are tribal leaders maintaining the divisive tribalistic system that makes Ugandans powerless with no chance for UNITY against Museveni?

How can Ugandans find it normal that police/army serve demon conqueror Museveni & not them?

Why is migrant Museveni allowed/helped to freely use Ugandans against one another while our people hand over tax money to the demon in peace?

What will our people do when Museveni will be no more but will leave them tribally divided, enemies & suspicious of one another?

How can Ugandans help Musevnei destroy them as if they are robots without feelings programmed by the demon?

To whom does Uganda formed by tribal lands belong?
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-1 #2 rubangakene 2019-04-23 18:12
The "Ukraine Syndrome" has landed on our shores; the authority is "quaking", and the joker must be stopped at all costs!

Just when they thought a comic couldn't beat the incumbent president they have been proved wrong; it can actually happen here and soon! one Bobi Wine locked up, 30 million others are waiting.
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0 #3 Twebz 2019-04-23 18:20
Any lumpen could easily see that Kyagulanyi would be restrained from achieving his purpose: demonstration.

So the question is: Does house arresting Bobi Wine mark the end of the road? Has the purpose and intention of Kyagulanyi finally defeated?

What should follow now? Should the rest of us who were warming up to join the demonstration go home and rest under Museveni's peace plan? We need immediate answers.
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+3 #4 Ugthinker 2019-04-23 20:12
Has Bobi got what it takes as an alternative to Museveni? That’s a question all change seeking forces need to ask now! What I’m seeing so far is someone lacking both on content and strategy.

I may be wrong and stand to be corrected but I see a lot of lapses. He doesn’t articulate his strategy if he has one. He is neutralised at every first attempt towards doing anything!

Really and truly desperate as we may be, we need some clarity from Bobi going forward especially on strategy but also, the glaring capacity deficits in mounting any purposeful contest against Museveni, otherwise Bobi Wine risks being seen as a diversionary ploy to the struggle!

We were on track behind Dr Besigye, numbers were growing, people we being consistently rallied behind the cause until Bobi emerged. Ugandans MUST evaluate Bobi’s contributions promptly since this uncoordinated liberation struggle leadership change may cause unnecessary delays!
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-1 #5 Apollo 2019-04-23 21:15
Gen. Museveni must sometimes marvel at the naivety of Ugandans, particularly the 'intellectual class'.

More progressive societies have relied on this class for direction but in Uganda, only one lawyer by the name Mabirizi appears to clearly see the 'rickety hinges', not the 'huge padlock' on the 'steel door' that has locked out democratic progress.

POMA became law in 2012, and it was immediately challenged in the Constitutional Court. It is 2019 and all NGOs, Civil Society, Law bodies, Opposition Politicians, etc, think the Police and Security agencies are the problem.

These intellectuals think the problem is the 'padlock' and have miserably attempted to break it with brute force. The problem is the 'hinges'. It is the Judiciary, Stupid!
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+1 #6 juwait kali 2019-04-23 21:59
Bobi wine has already told you webereremu. Its all about Ugandans not only him.

If you ask me anything else is better than the status qua. You yourself can step on the platter. Bobi wine emerged due to Besigye trying and failing after those so many years. The same will happen if bobi fails.
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-2 #7 kabayekka 2019-04-23 22:30
Mass protests that are being called are a bit of non-starter for the citizens of Buganda.

This is a country that got back its independence 8th October, 1962.

Up to now this country insists that the Lukiiko of Buganda directed the Central Government in 1966 to remove its undemocratic government from the soil of Buganda. This self determination proposition still stands to this day.
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-1 #8 WADADA roger 2019-04-23 23:12
Every dog has its own tail, today its Bobi, 2moro will be somebody else more so those who are currently laughing at those in pain
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0 #9 Karemire 2019-04-24 00:30
Quoting WADADA roger:
Every dog has its own tail, today its Bobi, 2moro will be somebody else more so those who are currently laughing at those in pain

In deed the tail is wagging its dog, to extend that metaphorical speak of yours a bit.
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+2 #10 Apollo 2019-04-24 09:17
It used to be Besigye and continues to be, now Wine has been added and who next after him? I only have a small problem.

Hopefully lessons have been learnt. The other day Wine and some DP jokers were saying the problem was Besigye; at this time when they actually need each other.

Really!?? Talk of bottled grass hoppers feasting on each other!
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