Kenya Bans Pro-Bobi Wine MP; Uganda Arrest Fans

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A popular Kenyan legislator, Babu Owino has been barred from stepping a foot in Uganda. Ugandan minister of internal affairs Haji Abubakar accused Babu Owino for undermining the government and further added that Babu will need special clearance from his ministry to visit the country.

“Our attention is drawn to the joint subversive activities of Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine and his Kenyan counterpart Babu Owino to undermine the legitimately elected government of the Republic of Uganda. Any person found aiding or abetting the violation of this directive will be in contravention of a legal order and will be liable for prosecution,” he said.

Bobi Wine, who is behind a ‘people-power revolution’ in Uganda was last month in Kenya to launch a ‘Youth for Africa’ movement. He appeared in a rally in Nairobi and even got invited in several T.V shows in Kenya and was constantly accompanied by Babu Owino.

It is at these events that the Ugandan government says “the duo uttered inflammatory and seditious words against the democratic and legitimate rule of President Yoweri Museveni”.

Meanwhile. the police have arrested more than 80 suspects from Bobi Wines’ Kyarenga concert, which was held at One Love beach in Busabala on Saturday.

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The suspects, reportedly detained at Kabalagala and Katwe police divisions, were apprehended on accusations of engaging in offences such as pickpocketing, drug smoking, fighting and being a public nuisance.

The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire, said the security agents would screen the suspects but applauded revellers for being peaceful and respecting the day’s security plan.

Prior to the concert, police had issued strict security guidelines for those intending to attend the concert which was estimated to attract more than 50,000 people.

Unconfirmed reports indicated that 43 motorcycles and seven cars were impounded for abusing traffic regulations on the Entebbe highway while going or returning from the Kyarenga concert.

The Kyadondo East MP, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, urged the youth to prepare for the 2021 General Election in advance. Africanews/Daily monitor

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