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Lockdown at One Love beach as police, army take on Bobi Wine over Easter Monday music concert

Police cordon off the Busabala one Love beach venue ahead of Bobi Wine’s concert today April, 22.  (PML Daily PHOTO)

BUSABALA – The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) and police have heavily deployed at Busabala beach in anticipation of chaos as Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine moves to stage ‘banned’ Kyarenga concert.

A big number of Police officers is visible on ground and anti-riot trucks have also arrived at the venue.

A while ago, the Police was blocking people from accessing the One Love Beach as the fate for his concert hangs in balance.

A visit to different strategic junctions to Busabala showed heavy presence of military and police personnel armed to the teeth.

At Busabala there were over six military patrol vehicles whereas soldiers were seen at Kibuye, Masajja and Kibuye-Busabala Road junction.

The scene for confrontation seems set in Busabala, crowds chanting ‘twagala Bobi ssi Bosco’ are marching head on to a police blockade stationed outside the One Love Beach where a concert of Bobi Wine is due today.

Police troops packed at one love beach Busabala. (PHOTO/PML)

Police on Easter Sunday in unprecedented circumstances blocked Bobi Wine’s Easter concerts a day after clearing them to take place.

Police had last week set stringent conditions under the Kyadondo East MP can hold his concerts.

But director of operations Asumani Mugenyi in latter says Bobi Wine cannot hold his shows because he has always disregarded the set and agreed upon guidelines for such activities.

“This serves to inform you that despite the elaborate and clear guidelines well stipulated in our correspondences and the previous meetings we have had regarding the preparations for, the manner, the conduct, the characterises and security demands from your side, the previous concerns have fallen short of agreed upon positions in line with lawfulness, safety and security,” Mr Mugenyi’s letter also copied to Abtex Promotions, the organisers; Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander and all regional police commanders reads in part.

“For example, the disregard for the set and agreed upon guidelines has quite often resulted in acts related to public nuisance, violation of traffic rules and regulations and various other misconduct which [is] not only a breach of the law but endangers lives of Ugandans, some of whom are not part of the revelers,” he adds.

Mr. Mugenyi orders all police commanders to block the shows.

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