Embakasi East MP in Kenya has responded to Internal Affairs Minister Jeje Odongo, categorically saying he will not be silenced.
Babu Owino was scheduled to grace legislator Robert Kyagulanyi’s Kyarenga Concert, but was banned from entering Uganda on Tuesday.
In the letter signed by Gen. Odongo, Babu was informed that he had been involved in subversive activities aimed at undermining the legitimately elected government of Uganda.
The November 8, letter added that Babu will need special clearance from his ministry to visit the country.
“Any person found aiding or abetting the violation of this directive will be in contravention of a legal order and will be liable for prosecution,” Odongo added.
In a statement released on Sunday, Babu said, “I wish to categorically state that General Haji’s ban will not deter me from agitating for greater democratic space in Uganda, Kenya and indeed, the entire continent. I will not falter in my pursuit for respect for human rights and the meaningful involvement of the youth in our nations’ affairs.”
The vocal youthful MP branded the idea to ban him from travelling as “a backward and authoritarian response to my unequivocal support for Honorable Robert Kyagulanyi and the young people of Uganda against the tyranny of President Yoweri Museveni.”
“Honorable Bobi Wine and I remain brothers in ideology and no amount of intimidation will stop us from working together to liberate the people of Africa!”
The Youth for Africa Movement leader also adds that the arc of the moral universe may be long but it always bends towards justice.
“I urge the youth in Uganda not to be discouraged from this minor set back. I will come to Uganda whether the guy is alive or dead. We will overcome!” He promised.
Government is yet to respond.
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