Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has responded to a viral letter from the management of Namboole stadium asking him to reschedule his ‘Kyarenga’ concert that was slated to take place this weekend.
Bobi wine says they had agreed and booked October 13, and made payments to the Namboole Stadium management. In addition, the Managing Director of the stadium called requesting them to reschedule the concert over Uganda Cranes match against Lesotho to have it on October 20 and accordingly started advertising for the concert.
Narrating the ordeal, Bobi wine said they went to the Police headquarters in Naguru with a written request for the Police to clear the show as required by the law and provision of security on that day.
He says police kept on tossing his team till they were advised to meet the Director of Research in Police about the matter. “Our team went ahead with other copies of the letter to the Director of Research (Mr. Ochom) who sent us to the Inspector General of Police. The team went to the IGP’s office and he sent them to his assistant who then sent them to Afande Asuman Mugyenyi,”
On reaching his office, controversial MP said his team was asked to get written clearance from Namboole stadium first and when they approached the Namboole MD for the letter, he in turn asked them for police clearance.
“It is a day later that we saw a letter on social media addressed to us from Namboole saying that the 20th of October was also booked for a wedding. We asked for a copy of the letter if it was legitimate and it was not given to us,”
They too visited Kampala Metropolitan Police commander Moses Kafeero who referred them to his assistant and his assistant told them to go to the Military Intelligence (CMI) if they wanted any information concerning police clearance of the Kyarenga Concert.
“The team went back to Police headquarters yesterday to meet IGP Martin Okoth Ochola but they were told that he was out of town. I resorted to making phone calls to him all day today but the person who picked my calls kept telling me that the IGP was in a meeting at the Police headquarters board room since 8:00am,”
I am not sure when or whether the Kyarenga Concert will happen. But I advise those in authority to desist from these provocations. I am a Ugandan artiste with a legitimate right to stage a concert¸ he noted