Police have maintained heavy joint security deployment at One Love Beach, Busabala, to stop a planned music concert by the Kyandondo East member of parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
The deployment includes security personnel from Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF), Military Police, Local Defense Unit - LDUs and Police Field Force Unit (FFU), under the command of the Kampala South regional police commander (RPC), Paul Kakamba and Katwe division police commander (DPC), Frantile Lwamusai.
Some of the security officers backed with armored vehicles, have strategically deployed on all roads leading to One Love Beach. Others are manning the entrance to One Love Beach ready to turn away whoever tries to access it.
Yesterday, Tuesday, the inspector general of police, Martins Okoth Ochola said Bobi Wine’s concert dubbed “Osobola” had been cancelled because his plans fell short of crowd control and evacuation protocols in case of an emergency and adequate security for the big number of revelers. Police said they could not guarantee the security of revelers as they would be overstretched by the Independence Day celebrations.
Meanwhile, Bobi Wine managed to beat the heavy security deployment and surveillance at his home in Magere, Wakiso district.
He escaped on a boda boda but was cut off by security as he approached downtown Kampala enroute to Busabala. He, however, managed to escape arrest according to social media recordings posted online.
Bobi Wine escapes arrest on Independence Day-
This will surely make a good story to my children one day pic.twitter.com/Ws6ZkERQhV— Sandrah Kahumuza Twinoburyo (@STwinoburyo) October 9, 2019
In a brief engagement with URN, Lwamusai described the security deployment as normal, saying there is nothing to worry about. This isn’t the first time police are blocking a music concert organized by Bobi Wine.
On Easter Monday this year, police stopped Bobi Wine's concert on grounds that he had failed to comply with the guidelines. The artist cum legislator has since sued police for blocking his music concerts since he joined active politics.