Senior politicians from Buganda kingdom have met with singer Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine over the ongoing rift between him and the kingdom.
We have reliably learnt that Bobi Wine together with his big brother, Fred Nyanzi met with Democratic Party Vice President for l Buganda, Betty Namboze, Legislators, Medard Ssegona and Mathias Mpuuga at Lavanda Hotel, Lugala.
Top on agenda was finding a way of resolving the dispute without further clashes between Bobi Wine and the kingdom.
The politicians, also together with musician Ronald Mayinga pledged to mediate between the two camps.
This comes up following Bobi Wine’s statement that dismissed the Kingdom’s earlier statement as a collection of lies and falsehoods.
In fact, he said the statement by the Buganda’s Spokesperson, Owek Kiyimba left him with no option apart from seeking justice from Court.
“I believe that what is happening to me is also happening to many
other local people who are occupying His Highness the Kabaka’s land. I believe that such violations of people’s rights and impunity on the part of Mengo officials should not continue- our Kingdom stands for values which include justice and respect”. Bobi Wine wrote.
Adding “We have for a long time been condemning injustice in our country. We cannot condone it in the affairs of OUR OWN KINGDOM,” reads part of his statement.
“I have seen those allegations being made. As a matter of fact,
officials from Mengo have often sent people who park their vehicles at One Love Beach during the day and in the night go and carry out demolitions and evictions around Busabala. Some people seeing that the vehicles came from the Beach falsely accused me of evicting them and I kept quiet out of humility and respect for my Kingdom and its officials. Therefore, I have never illegally evicted anyone from land in Busabala. To the Kingdom officials- please stop committing injustices on your own people, while you hide behind His Highness the Kabaka.”
Bobi Wine said he is open to dialogue, but wouldn’t hesitate to go to Court if the matter is not resolved amicably.
“Although it was not my intention to pursue this matter any longe, Owek. Kiyimba’s statement has left me with no option but to seek justice and clear my name through all available legal avenues. This decision comes after long and deep thinking, and I hope it can be a step towards pursuing justice for many people and improving relations between the kingdom and the common person.”