Kyadondo East member of Parliament Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly know as Bobi Wine has been violently arrested by Ugandan police as he made his way to One Love Beach, Busabala.
Bobi was to hold a press conference in Busabala after his Easter Monday concert was cancelled by the government under unclear circumstances.
Giving an update on the cancelling of the concert, Bobi Wine through a statement said “We have just received this letter from the Uganda Police Force stopping all our scheduled music shows – including the one scheduled for tomorrow at One Love Beach, Busabala. They have been playing ping-pong games for over a month since we wrote to them. Three days ago, they wrote back to us giving us a litany of requirements. We invested huge sums of money to meet their demands, some of which were unreasonable. This was in addition to what we have invested in advertising and preparing the show. I think they thought we would fail to meet them. When we did and submitted them, the responsible officers started hiding themselves from us! Last night, they intercepted the trucks which were carrying the machines for the show. Today, this is the letter they gave to us- no show. Please remember, all other artistes are not required to fulfill any of these requirements and their shows have not been stopped. This brings the total number of our blocked concerts across the country to 124 since October, 2017.
We shall not sit and watch as our rights continue to be violated. WE SHALL RESIST THIS IMPUNITY.”
Some minutes before his arrest, he took to Facebook and wrote “Police and the military blocked us from reaching Busabala for our press conference about police brutality, injustice and abuse of authority. A citizen cannot be allowed to access his private property. Museveni!!! They teargassed and beat our people. Many have been arrested. Pepper sprayed. They have been trying to break into our car to arrest me. Now they are clamping our car to drag us away. Stand firm. We shall overcome. #EnoughIsEnough”