People Power spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi has rubbished rumours that Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi was arrested in Zimbabwe by security agents.
Ssenyonyi who used his official social media platforms said that the rumours that Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine was detained at Robert Mugabe International Airport a few minutes after arrival in Zimbabwe on Friday are untrue. He, however, said that upon arrival, Zimbabwean government officials questioned them for a while and then let them go to a Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) rally.
MDC is Zimbabwe’s main opposition party.
Kyagulanyi was invited as guest speaker at the MDC congress as it elected Nelson Chamisa as its next president since the death of its revered founder, Morgan Tsvangirai.
Ssenyonyi’s revelations follow news published by online news sites alleging that MDC spokesperson Jacob Mufume had confirmed the arrest of Kyagulanyi, together with Kenyan opposition MP Babu Owino (Embakasi), and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Secretary General, Edwin Sifuna (Kenya).
“The singer who had been invited by MDC chairperson Nelson Chamisa as a keynote speaker at the event in the city of Gweru, Zimbabwe, was rounded off by Zimbabwe security personnel at Robert Mugabe International Airport as soon as he touched down on Saturday. Bobi, who was in the company of his spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, were arrested at the airport and detained for over two hours,” one of the articles reads in part.
However, Ssenyonyi said “Rumors that Hon Kyagulanyi & I were arrested in Zimbabwe are untrue. On arrival, gov’t officials questioned us for a while (I guess we’re scary) & we then went for the MDC rally. Zimbabweans are striving for a better country as we are. We met Ugandans in Zimbabwe & they are fully behind the struggle to see Uganda liberated support the struggle,” reads the tweet.