BUSABALA – A boisterous crowd of thousands of Bobi Wine supporters – many adorned in red, wait for the singer turned opposition MP to take to the stage at the much anticipated Kyarenga Concert.
Over 20,000 revellers by press time were at the venue.
Security is heavily deployed and every person is subjected to thorough body checks at the entrance.
Some of the revellers are donned in red clothes, berets, and ribbons tied on their heads.
Police in a statement on Friday banned politics at the concert.
Kampala Metropolitan Area spokesman Luke Owoyesigire said the purpose of the concert is to launch the music album and for entertainment only and not a political gathering.
Police further tasked the event organizers to ensure that there is “no use of drugs, open sex and any other act considered immoral or unacceptable by the culture and laws of the people of Uganda.”
“In the event of the breach of contract of any or a combination of the above conditions, the government reserves the right to call off the event without notice,” said Owoyesigyire.
None of the revellers has been allowed to enter the water at the beach.
Also, Kenya’s Embakasi East MP Babu Owino who was invited by Bobi Wine to grace the concert has been banned from visiting Uganda, according to reports.
In a letter seen by PML Daily, the Minister of Internal Affairs Gen Jeje Odongo asked Kenyan authority to halt the MP Owino as he is declared a persona non grata in Uganda
In diplomacy, a persona non grata is a foreign person whose entering or remaining in a particular country is prohibited by that country’s government.
Gen Odongo stated that MP Babu was compliant in the subversive activities of Bobi Wine.
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PML Daily team is Busabala for live updates.