Elisha Z. Bwanika
Police have yet again blocked artiste Bobi Wine from holding his annual Busabala show. His nemesis, Bebe Cool on the other hand got a presidential endorsement for his Tondeka e’Kiwatule show.
Both artistes have held these Boxing Day shows for close to a decade.
According to Bobi Wine, also Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi, a music show that had been cleared by the police at Ggaba beach on Christmas Day was immediately disrupted and blocked by soldiers and police the moment they learnt that he was one of the artistes going to perform.
That was not all.
“A few minutes past midnight today, (Boxing Day) hordes of soldiers have been dropped by military trucks in Busabala. They have surrounded my premises at One Love Beach, where we were organising a Boxing Day show later today,” Bobi Wine posted on his Facebook page earlier on Wednesday.
The security personnel then ordered the stage and sound engineers to bring down the stage and pull down all materials in place for the show.
“They have arrested my employees including the kitchen staff and all the people who were preparing to sell merchandise at the show. They have sent away our guests who were lodging at the Beach tonight and ordered all people out of the premises.”
This is not the first time the artiste turned politician has been stopped from holding a musical show. Previous Kyarenga concerts in Gulu, Jinja and Namboole have been banned by police because Bobi Wine had not met certain requirements.
Last week, Parliament criticized the Police and the Ministry of Internal Affairs for what they call discrimination and abuse of human rights when they blocked shows organised by Bobi Wine.
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