Musician turned politician, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi better known as Bobi has expressed concern about the delay by Uganda Police to respond to a notice about several upcoming music shows during the Easter Weekend.
Addressing the media in Kampala today, Bobi Wine said he submitted the required letters to Police headquarters in Naguru a month ago, but has received no response.
“We asked for security. The Uganda police up to today has not responded to us. Our promoters and managers have gone to police but didn’t get any response,” Bobi told press.
“We want to let the world know what we have done our part as required by the law. We will go on with our concerts because they are not illegal.”
“We are not criminals. This is our country. We don’t work for President Museveni. This is our country not his.”
Bobi Wine has in past had several concerts cancelled by Police over alleged failure to fulfil the necessary requirements.
He now insists that his concerts will go on as planned.
In 2017, Police have stopped the Kyadondo East MP from performing at live music concerts until investigations into his conduct at mass events were completed. The spates with law enforcement have continued to date.
Mr Kyagulanyi says the police move is infringing on his rights as a Ugandan adding that he is would contest the order.
“They [police] have banned my shows and I cannot perform anywhere in this country. This is violating my rights,” Mr Kyagulanyi said.
Mr Fred Nyanzi Sentamu, Bobi Wine’s brother and political assistant said it is frustrating that someone can be stopped from doing what earns him a living.
“Bobi Wine has accumulated all the wealth he has through music. It is therefore devastating to hear that police have silently banned his music shows,” Mr Nyanzi said.