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Police block Bobi Wine charity Eid event in Kiboga

Police in Kiboga blocked Bobi Wine team to meet patients at the referral hospital. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KIBOGA – Police have blocked a charity event organized by Firebase crew members who had visited Kiboga Referral Hospital to check on the patients and deliver several items they collected from friends and well wishers.

Firebase is a music group owned by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine.

According to Bobi Wine, the charity event was meant to celebrate Eid-Al-Adha with patients, most of whom “are very needy”.

As soon as the Bobi Wine team reached Kiboga, they were blocked by the police.

Bobi Wine says more than 30 of them were ordered to remain in the vehicle while their leaders were being questioned about the group’s links with himself.

“After several hours as the police in Kiboga made phone calls to superiors, they received ‘orders from above’ and ordered them to leave the district immediately,” Bobi Wine said.

They were later escorted out of the district while their official camera was confiscated, and others were ordered not to take pictures.

“We condemn this kind of intimidation and persecution of our people,” the people power leader said adding that “all Ugandans must have the freedom to move freely around this country as guaranteed by the laws of this land.”

He called on security agencies to respect the law, and not allow themselves to be used as a political tool to oppress the citizen

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