Police and military have besieged the home of Kyadondo East legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, after he announced his plans of peaceful demonstration.
Mr Kyagulanyi had intended to have a peaceful demonstration from his Magere home to police headquarters to inquire why the force has continuously used unlawful means in regard to his musical shows. Police without sufficient support from the law keeps on cancelling his musical concerts under the guise of Public Order Management Act.
Bobi Wine was yesterday arrested meters away to his One Love beach in Busabala ahead of the anticipated music show that was scheduled to take place on Easter Monday. However, according to Bobi Wine, yesterday’s show brings to a total of 124 blocked concerts across the country to since October, 2017.
The legislator moved out house but was welcomed by police officers who offered him a number of options which included shunning the move to protest over arbitrarily cancellation of his music shows and taking him to Kasangati police station.
The MP was conversely seen walking back to his house as crowds continue to gather outside his Magere home to show their solidarity.
According to police, the organisers of the show, failed to meet police’s requirements therefore, it could not be cleared. However, it was further noted that during the last show at Busabala, the musician breached guidelines which turned into acts related to public nuisance.
Bobi wine, however accused police of playing ping-pong games for over a month since they wrote to them. He said three days ago, police wrote back to them giving a litany of requirements.
“We invested huge sums of money to meet their demands, some of which were unreasonable. This was in addition to what we have invested in advertising and preparing the show. I think they thought we would fail to meet them. When we did and submitted them, the responsible officers started hiding themselves from us.” He said