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Bobi Wine escapes police arrest

Bobi Wine riding on a boda boda in downtown Kampala. Photo: NBS TV

Bobi Wine riding on a boda boda in downtown Kampala. Photo: NBS TV

Police have maintained heavy joint security deployment at One Love Beach, Busabala, to stop a planned music concert by the Kyandondo East member of parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine. 

The deployment includes security personnel from Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF), Military Police, Local Defense Unit - LDUs and Police Field Force Unit (FFU), under the command of the Kampala South regional police commander (RPC), Paul Kakamba and Katwe division police commander (DPC), Frantile Lwamusai.

Some of the security officers backed with armored vehicles, have strategically deployed on all roads leading to One Love Beach. Others are manning the entrance to One Love Beach ready to turn away whoever tries to access it.

Yesterday, Tuesday, the inspector general of police, Martins Okoth Ochola said Bobi Wine’s concert dubbed “Osobola” had been cancelled because his plans fell short of crowd control and evacuation protocols in case of an emergency and adequate security for the big number of revelers. Police said they could not guarantee the security of revelers as they would be overstretched by the Independence Day celebrations. 

Meanwhile, Bobi Wine managed to beat the heavy security deployment and surveillance at his home in Magere, Wakiso district. 

He escaped on a boda boda but was cut off by security as he approached downtown Kampala enroute to Busabala. He, however, managed to escape arrest according to social media recordings posted online. 

In a brief engagement with URN, Lwamusai described the security deployment as normal, saying there is nothing to worry about. This isn’t the first time police are blocking a music concert organized by Bobi Wine.

On Easter Monday this year, police stopped Bobi Wine's concert on grounds that he had failed to comply with the guidelines. The artist cum legislator has since sued police for blocking his music concerts since he joined active politics.

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-1 #11 Akot 2019-10-11 18:53
D Mark Gulu, agreed!

Is it not time Ugandans wake up & bring down the tribalistic system & UNITE to ensure Museveni is left LANDLESS!

Why don't Ugandans want to get back their country formed by their tribal lands in which Museveni has NOTHING to do, especially not use police/army against them?

Why are tribal leaders still serving Museveni, ensuring Ugandans remain divided & powerless, thus slaves to migrant Museveni?

How is it normal Museveni is chief tribal leader in a zone he has no tribal land, yet owns tax money, conrols every institution, uses police against Ugandans...?

Why is Dr S. Nyanzi in prison?

Why do Acholi have tribal leader helping Museveni finally own Uganda & make Acholi forever LANDLESS?
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0 #12 Akot 2019-10-11 19:13
Lysol, agreed.

The young MUST lead the fight for second Independence to have a future!

Museveni will finally own Uganda, unless thrown out in UNITY!

Once Ugandans bring down the tribalistic system, & UNITE, police/army will have to take sides; go with Museveni or remain with the people who pay them!

Ugandans MUST bring down the tribalistic system first & above all, to stop Museveni using them against one another?

Why is Uganda formed by our tribal lands, migrant Museveni's family business/property?

Just tribal leaders standing down & UNITY is all that's needed to show Museveni way OUT, then Ugandans will go for;

- independent tribal states, or

- reform the Republic of Uganda!

Why is the tribalistic system still standing ensuring Museveni rules for life & no outsier will say a word against the demon as long as Ugandans hold on to the system?
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0 #13 Akot 2019-10-11 19:23
Jama, agreed, but,

Don't forget it's Ugandans ruled willingly through the divisive tribalistic system without which, Museveni would be landless, thus powerless!

Not even Acholi so hated, destroyed by Museveni, can live without the demon & they have made it clear it's Musveni they want by not forming Independent State & just live!
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