KAMPALA – Police is firing teargas and bullets to stop a procession that was growing around Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine car.
The singer turned motor-mouthed politician and now an opponent of long serving President Yoweri Museveni, is at war with the Police for stopping his concerts, a source of his livelihood.
Hundreds of his supporters had joined him from Magere, Wakiso District, to CID headquarters in Kubuli where he was summoned last week Deputy Director, Mr. Joseph Obwona.
Police allege that Bobi Wine incited violence and held unlawful assembly on Easter Monday in Busabala, Wakiso District.
“Inquiries are being conducted in the above quoted reference whereby on the April 22, 2019, you were allegedly involved in inciting violence and unlawful assembly in defiance of the Inspector General of Police guidelines during the preparation of Kyarenga Extra Concert at Busabala,” the letter that summoned him, reads in part.
On Wednesday last week, State Minister for Internal Affairs Obiga Mario Kania told Parliament that would be grilled for crimes commited at his beach.
Mr. Kania was tasked by MPs to state the charges against Mr Kyagulanyi and to detain him in the lawful detention structures in case he has a crime.
Minister Kania reiterated that “Police says Hon Kyagulanyi has committed some crimes and has been summoned to make a statement at the CID offices either today or tomorrow”.
On Easter Monday, he travelled to his Busabala One Love Beach to hold a press conference, but the police didn’t allow him to access the facility and arrested him on the way.
He was later put under house arrest.
This is not the first time police have summoned Bobi Wine at CID headquarters at Kibuli.
In September 2017, Bobi Wine reported to CID headquarters and recorded a statement on the brawls in Parliament during a debate on lifting the presidential age limit.
Since then the police didn’t pursue the case.