Bobi Wine arrested on the way to hold a Presser at One Love Beach, Busabala!

As we knew yesterday, that the concert scheduled today on the One Love Beach at Busabala, or the Kyarenga Extra Concert was blocked. Early this morning the Police Force had put up road-blocks and massive amount of police officers at the venue. They didn’t have the manpower for the concert to be held, but enough to close-off the venue. Shows the priority of the state.

In that manner, as they have blocked the up-coming Kyarenga Concerts as well, as the one tonight. The man behind it, Roberty Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, the MP and singer was trying to access his property and hold a press conference there. However, the authorities are in acceptance mode.

The road-block was put in place as the convoy of Bobi Wine was passing to his property. However, the Police Force broke a window on his car, forcefully arrested him and even threw tear-gas at him. The Police did the same at the public and the crowds around the car. They used water-canons on the public, as well as tear-gas, also using live-bullets.

Bobi Wine wasn’t the only arrested today, also his promoters Andrew Mukasa and Abbey Musinguzi were taken in custody. At this point of time, we don’t know where they are detained. The same can be said about Francis Zaake MP. Whose also was arrested as he was supposed to go there too. Nubian Li is the only one who walked away without being arrested.

We know after all the fuzz, the Police have driven Bobi Wine directly to his home in Magere. So, that he cannot address the public or be at his other property. Because, that is decided from high above.

Surely, this was well planned manoeuvrer to stop it from ever happening. As they were there from early on today and had all equipment, manpower and the means to stop it. They knew that Bobi Wine and friends could try to access his own land. Still, they wouldn’t let him. Even as they had already blocked the event from happening through letters.

Therefore, the actions was in ordinary fashion of the Police Force. With violence and arrests. This is just what they do. Pre-emptive strikes and attacks on the public. That is just what they do. The Police Force use all means to silence the opposition. They have done it again and surely can report giddy to Okello House. That they have saluted Bosco with a mission accomplished. Peace.

Uganda Police Force: Statement on Kyarenga Extra Concert (21.04.2019)

Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga Extra Easter Monday Concert: Blocked!

Bobi Wine is an artiste. This [politics] isn’t singing. If you are an artiste, go to Suzanna and Nakulabye” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on the 15th March 2019

Again and again, the ones who oppose the Presidency and his reign are blocked from their functions. After the Athens Promotions have been informed by the authorities on the 19th April 2019, two days ahead of the scheduled Kyarenga Extra Concert on the 22nd April at One Love Beach, Busalaba. If you ever thought the authorities would relent and make it possible for Bobi Wine aka Robert Kyagulanyi to keep his career. Your wrong. This is continuing to stop him performing. So, in the end, he just have to become a full-time politician and fight with legislation.

This has been a persisting problem, which have occurred again and again. This is what the Police Force does, as they have rules and regulations that is used to stop the Opposition from gathering. While the President can stop at a round-about without any pre-warning and make a rally. While his opposition will be forced with tear-gas and arrests. If not, they are not allowed to entertain the idea of meeting up. That is why they are blocking the Kyarenga Extra at his own property. An property, they have previously allowed it and there was no insecurity or violence there.

It doesn’t matter how much the Athens Promotions, the Firebase Entertainment and the rest of the team around Bobi Wine are applying. They will fall short, because they are on the wrong side of the aisle.

This is the misuse of the Public Order Management Act (POMA) as they can portray it whichever way they want. But the reality is that they are stifling the opposition and their possible ways of earning a living. For a President just last month, saying that Bobi Wine should stick to singing. Kinda hard to that, if your concerts are most likely blocked or suspended? If they are not allowed to happen or the authorities blocking the venues?

Therefore, the President should be warned that the political musician, might turn into a full-time politician and become even more savvy in that field. As your blocking his revenue stream. He will hit harder at you, the cattle-rancher turned self-styled life-President. Maybe, he should go there and hang-out with his favourite cows? Instead of silencing the Republic where his been reigning over for 33 years?

Well, this is just one of plenty of problems in the Republic. Just the proof of how vindictive and aggressive the Police Force and authorities are against their dissidents. That they are not even accepting a concert on your own land. This is the sort of thing that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) have normalized. They are continuing to do it and surely thinks its cool. While the reality will sooner or later hit them. When they have blocked enough political gatherings, enough political actors and also their inner-party work. When the people think its enough…

When that time comes, I don’t know, but this sort of actions. Will cause an effect, as people can react to the continues attack on their freedom and liberty to even participate or have leaders who can be leaders for them. They are awaiting the blessing of the Republic to build their political parties and engage the public. Because, if they start to hold rallies, radio-interviews, concerts, inner-party meetings or even party conferences. They can all be shut-down, either will on-air or before it even happening. This is just what the Police Force is up-to.

Therefore, Bobi Wine isn’t an exemption, but yet another Prime-Example of how the NRM and their Police Force is operating. Peace.

Letter from the Police:

Opinion: Bobi Wine you need to buckle up!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I respect what Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine have done in a short time as an Member of Parliament .What sort of Movement and message his usually brining to the table. However, this weekend, I got disappointed, but like any other leader and man, there is a learning curve.

No man walking on Gods Green Earth is perfect, has all knowledge or knows everything. Even if Mr. Museveni acts like it or do the talk like he does. He still doesn’t, even if all his cronies kisses his behind and talking of amazement of him.

However, the opposition should differ from the ass kissing, the patronage and the god-like praise of their own. They have seen how eats the cronies and the ones around the President. How the Movement is a self-sucking, blood-sucking cult of sorts, where only one man with a vision and the rest is blind sheep.

That is why Bobi Wine should act differently and I am disappointed by this statement yesterday:

I’ll dedicate this quote to a section of our intellectual class. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt Ultimately, we have some work cut out for us. If we do not want to rise to the occasion and save our nation, let us be slow in criticising those who are sacrificing everything, including potentially their life, to do that work. We can guide and advise, without beating them down!” (Bobi Wine, 09.03.2019).

The reason why he has been criticised lately was after an NTV Interview during the week. Where he didn’t sound brilliant or educated on the manners of fiscal or financial policies. I don’t blame Bobi Wine for not being that. He haven’t had the time or the ability to study or to grasp it. In the short amount of time, the team around should get educated or get connected with people. So that if he gets questioned or has to address matters of such sorts. Give him a heads up and refreshes his intellect.

Bobi Wine cannot everything and isn’t an messiah. He is a political leader with a bright future. His shown finesse and stature of someone who can rise to power. No denying in that. But, that he will not look into the spot where he is lacking and asked not to be criticised at this junction. It is childish and beneath his station. It is not beating him down, but teaching him a lesson. A lesson everyone else is getting. We all need to humble ourselves and say, some sort of things is a blind-spot, is a part of life, we got no idea how works or the ability to grasp. That is why we read books, call experts and get educated on it. Before stating that we are mental geniuses, that knows everything on this Gods Green Earth.

Alas, that is not the case. Criticism and constructive criticism makes everyone better, there is always a time and place for it. The way the balance of the questions and the address of what is lacking. Is even more important if your thinking of leading and showing grace as a leader. Showing humility and mercy to the ones around you. Not just be another tin-pot, merciless and future big-man with no sense of the ones your reigning over. Than, there is no change from the leadership of Entebbe State House. Then its just a change of name and that is pointless.

Bobi Wine buckle up, grow some balls. I know you have been through a lot, know you have suffered and are in the spot-light of the authorities. I know and commend you for fighting in the good cause. However, Mr. Bobi Wine, please show some maturity. Not just more showmanship and a Big-Man attitude. Show that you differ from Museveni. Not just on stage and with your stories, but with your actions. This is not it. It is really not it. You need to find your path, but this sort of attitude is not brining progress.

Anyone who cares about leadership, who care about the community at large and who cares about defeating a dictatorship. Isn’t a man without a spine and character. But men who can listen, take note, see the signs and also take criticism. That shouldn’t be too much to ask. Peace.

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine: Statement – Our Stone is the National ID (10.02.2019)

I love to draw inspiration from Holy books. When you open your Bible on a Sunday morning and come across this- 1 Samuel 17:45-51

And David said to Goliath, “You come against me with spear, javelin and sword, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I will strike you down. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” As Goliath moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. So David triumphed over Goliath with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine. David ran and stood over him. ….When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran.”

Friends, our stone could be that small thing called the #NATIONAL_ID.

2021 Presidential Election: Bobi Wine Vs Museveni?

Many people have come out to me calling me to stand; we have been discussing this issue with my team, and I must say, me and my team seriously considering challenging Museveni in the next presidential election” Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on CNN on the 31st January 2019.

The Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi have made himself a name in the political sphere over the last two years. Where he has manoeuvred wisely and showed finesse. That has been shown by the character he has proven when concerning the By-Elections and his meetings with the public after landslides or other tragedies. He has answered a call and also questioned the authorities.

Therefore, today, isn’t new, what is new is that the MP who is travelling abroad on trip. Where now on CNN and proclaiming that he considers challenging, the almighty, the grandest of them all, the kingpin, the saint, the old man with the hat and the only man with a vision, Mr. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the coming General Election of 2021. That is new, its been speculated, but now, it is more vocal.

This could happen, as the NRM Apologist themselves has said ever since he became a threat, that Bobi Wine doesn’t have it in him or isn’t fit to be President. The President has to be certain calibre and fit a certain specimen of people, who the musician and lawmaker isn’t. That is what initial the message, if not that he is too young and inexperienced. All things that can be pushed against the man. Will be used.

However, as special this challenge is. There are still dire straits ahead for Bobi Wine. Just like previous Presidential Candidates and people who get popularity. They are all guarded, detained, charged with treason and their peers are in jeopardy too. That is what is happening already around Bobi Wine and he still has trials and court dates awaiting for his Treason Charge, which he collected Post Arua By-Election.

Therefore, nothing is written in stone. The legislation process ahead of the election is also in the works. Who knows what else the NRM and the NRM Caucus would put in the pile. They might even make a Age Limit, that you have to be 40/45 to run for President. So, that the Kyadondo East MP would not be eligible to run. The NRM has it in them to do so, they have already fixed the opportunity for Museveni to run for his 8th Term unofficially or the 6th Official Term.

By all means, I wish Bobi Wine well, but at this junction. Going up against Museveni is a false flag. That is just a mere facade. As he should have continued as an Independent MP- Not because I don’t believe he doesn’t have the character or ability to be President. No, because Museveni run the state, runs the election, and Bobi Wine will only suffer. There is no way out of this, where we see a just result. The ballots will be cooked, because the stakes are to high for Museveni to risk them.

Museveni will use the state to insult, to intimidate and to hassle all part of the process. Bobi Wine will be in as much legal trouble as Dr. Kizza Besigye. Bobi Wine will be followed by ISO, CMI and all kind of state kifeesi to silence him. If not stifle his meetings, his rallies and his possible campaigns. While the state will ferry, pay-off and secure a safe landing. Just like it has done countless of times for the President. Just with a new challenger and new hope.

Bobi Wine is inspirational, but at this mere moment. It doesn’t matter who challenge Museveni in the polls and on the ballot. Because, the counting and armed forces are behind Museveni. The results will be in his favour and go his way. No matter, if there is public will for Bobi Wine or Besigye. At this point, that doesn’t matter. Because, all the cards are stacked against them.

In the state of affairs, the only outcome of this, is more pain for Bobi Wine. More suffering for the people around Bobi Wine. There is only more impunity, lack of justice and freedom. The liberties of the one around is already closing in and if he pushes harder. The state will strike back.

Expect jail-time, house-arrest, abductions and court trials. Expect criminal proceedings, as has happen endlessly with Besigye. The same fate is ahead for Bobi Wine. Not because I wish it, but that is the plate that Museveni serves his enemies. That is the recipe that the President have at his disposal and he will use it. Especially against the ones that he fears.

I want to wish him well, but also fears for tomorrow. Because, this story has been played out before and has shown the destructive means of the President. Has shown what means he uses to take power. He does it again and again. This time he will repeat it to Bobi Wine just like his predecessors who also stood up.

So, when Bobi Wine returns at Entebbe International Airport. Don’t expect the NRM and the President to cheer. Expect some sort of guards and police to take him in. Put a crime on his ass and ensure, that he will not have a moment of peace. Peace.