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Security quells Bobi Wine protests in Kamwokya

Police deployment in Kamwokya

Police deployment in Kamwokya

A combined team of soldiers and police today quelled down a protest against the continued house arrest of the Kyadondo East member of parliament, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. 

The officers swung into action this morning when a group of youth in Kamwokya, the home of Fire Base Crew led by Bobi Wine, took to the streets to protest against a security siege to his home in Magere in Waksio district.

Ever since he called for mass protests on Easter Sunday and threatened to walk to police headquarters in Naguru to deliver a protest note, security has laid a siege to Bobi Wine's home in Magere and prevented the legislator from leaving his home. 

The singer cum politician has not been able to leave his home since then; a thing his supporters say is affecting his work in parliament and private business. The protests were quickly quelled, and by midday business had normalized in Kamwokya with visible heavy security presence near Bobi Wine's recording studio at Ssemakokiro Plaza.

On Tuesday, Bobi Wine had planned to deliver a letter to the inspector general of police Martins Okoth Ochola, informing him about his planned peaceful demonstration against the cancellation of his music concerts.

It came after Ochola issued a letter on Easter Sunday through the police director of operations, AIGP Asuman Mugenyi cancelling Bobi Wine's Easter Monday concert on grounds that his previous music concerts held at the same beach fell short of security guidelines.

Ochola claims that Bobi Wine’s shows have severally turned into a public nuisance, violated traffic rules and regulations and caused other misconducts, which don’t only breach law, but endanger the lives of other people who are not even part of his music events.

“On that background, therefore Uganda Police will not be able to secure your planned concerts and will not risk them to be carried out in any insecure environment,” Ochola’s letter read in part.

After defiantly driving to Busabala on Monday, Bobi Wine was violently dragged out of his car by security and forcefully driven back to his home. 

Comments

0 #1 Akot 2019-04-24 20:53
[Security quells Bobi Wine protests in Kamwokya]

Who thought Boutefika, Al Bashir... would leave power & what happened when the people UNITED to make their stand?

No individual, no small group, no tribe, no region, no mp, will thro Museveni out!

Just as +1 opposition leaders only help divide an already tribally divided & ruled Ugandans.

When will Ugandans understand: as long as they maintain the tribalistic system, harass, arrest, block one another, it's Museveni they want as there are no people to force him out, but all play their parts to ensure he just goes on?

It takes a UNITED people to force bad rulers or dictators out, then army/police will also be forced to take sides!

For how much long will Ugandans humiliate, arrest, harass, block one another for Museveni in power since 1986?
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+2 #2 Twebz 2019-04-24 22:58
There's a very simple formula of dealing with Kampala protesters: just a few teargas cannisters and eucalyptus tree twig kibokos.

Every protester will be scampering for dear life. Feel free in your comfort zone, Your Excellency the President of Republic of Uganda.
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0 #3 Lakwena 2019-04-25 09:45
When the few: unjustly rich, powerful and oppressors plot against the poor, powerless to exploit and oppress them he more; likewise the multitude poor, powerless and oppressed plot to get rid of the former.

The logical equation and consequences is an emotional explosion, translated into violence.

When all hopes for Justice, Fairness and Decency are dashed, violence becomes the poor man's Lawyer, Judge and Jury. Short cut, Eish!

At this rate of suppression, oppression and social economic depression among the youths; how many hopelessly unemployed have-not youths are becoming suicidal and nursing terror and/or random violence on the unjust haves?

Just asking.
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0 #4 Lakwena 2019-04-25 09:59
Quoting Twebz:
There's a very simple formula of dealing with Kampala protesters: just a few teargas cannisters and eucalyptus tree twig kibokos.

Every protester will be scampering for dear life. Feel free in your comfort zone, Your Excellency the President of Republic of Uganda.


But Twebz, Mr. M7 is not in a comfort zone. He is in the most uncomfortable zone, which all dictators suffer from. Even your current comfort zone of cheer-leading mr. M7, is a false one: soon or later, it evaporate before your eyes.

The only comfort zones for any human being are: concern for others fairness and preventing harm.

In other words, what you are advocating for, namely: tear gas, police brutality, kiboko, bullets, etc.; are the opposite, therefore inhuman.
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0 #5 Lakwena 2019-04-25 10:04
In other words Twebz, don't you sometimes ask yourself the simple question: why do people protest?

It is because of you selfish, cruel and self-conceited thugs, who as punishment, deserve the violent prescript you listed above.
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0 #6 Mazu William 2019-04-25 10:09
As we Ugandans, we have the capability to change our social, political and economic situations. for those who have accumulated wealth through corruption will fear change but those who have got it in a fair manners will never intimidate their neighbor of how they got it and will support them in that.
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-1 #7 Twebz 2019-04-25 13:21
Quoting Lakwena:
In other words Twebz, don't you sometimes ask yourself the simple question: why do people protest?

It is because of you selfish, cruel and self-conceited thugs, who as punishment, deserve the violent prescript you listed above.

Hi, Lakwena, the reason for abortive demos is that Ugandans, I think you and Bobi inclusive, are themselves living in comfort zone.
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0 #8 Lakwena 2019-04-25 16:05
Quoting Twebz:
Quoting Lakwena:
In other words Twebz, don't you sometimes ask yourself the simple question: why do people protest?

It is because of you selfish, cruel and self-conceited thugs, who as punishment, deserve the violent prescript you listed above.

Hi, Lakwena, the reason for abortive demos is that Ugandans, I think you and Bobi inclusive, are themselves living in comfort zone.


In other words, Twebz's sense of the opposition comfort zone is e.g.,

From a short range: shoot Hon Kyagulanyi' driver; Yasin Kawume thru the ears; torture and dump BW in Gulu Military Barracks for dead; torture and dump Hon Zaake for dead at the gate of Rubaga Hospital; etc.
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