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.