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Music promoters Abitex, Bajjo arrested

Music promoters Abbey Musinguzi, aka Abitex, and Andrew Mukasa aka Bajjo, have been arrested and had their event organised at Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku in Rubaga Division, Kampala blocked. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA – Police have arrested music promoters Abbey Musinguzi, aka Abitex, and Andrew Mukasa aka Bajjo, and blocked an event that they had organised at Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku in Rubaga Division, Kampala.

Abitex and Bajjo, who are allied to Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi, were arrested on Sunday as they arrived at the venue of the show dubbed ‘Ekyepukulu’.

Police also confiscated their music items such as loudspeakers, reasoning that the duo was inciting violence and had not met the terms set by police. Ekyepukulu event has been running every annually for more than five years.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango said the two will be taken to court anytime this week once their case files are ready.

The two music promoters have faced the wrath of police since declaring their support for Bobi Wine. In June, Bajjo was arrested jointly addressing a press conference with Abitex, to announce a People Power marathon aimed at raising money for Bobi Wine.

After spending three nights in police custody, Bajjo appeared before the Standards Utilities and Wildlife Court on charges of disturbing the peace of President Museveni. Buganda Road Magistrates Court later released him on a cash bail of Shs4m

Prosecution contends that Bajjo during the month of June 2019 at various places of Masaka, Mbarara, Ibanda and Kampala incited the public to do an act of violence against the person of the President.

On the count of offensive communication, the state contends that in June 2019, at various places of Masaka, Mbarara, Ibanda and Kampala Mr Bajjo with intent to disturb peace and privacy of the President he willfully and repeatedly recorded a video which he posted on social media containing inciting messages.

The state asserts that Banjo allegedly used his mobile phone to record these messages claiming that he would overthrow the government of Uganda before 2021, with no purpose of legitimate communication.

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