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‘No venue, security!’ Police advise Bobi Wine to call off Kyarenga concert

Police lashed Bobie Wine over Kyarenga concert saying that he never made arrangements with National Stadium management. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA– Police on Tuesday wrote to the Kyarenga concert organisers advising them to call off their concert claiming that they (Organisers) had not made proper arrangements for the concert.

In a letter dated October 16, 2018 written to the Kyarenga concert promoter, Mr. Serugo Emma Police informed the concert organisers that  they did not make arrangements with the National Stadium for their forthcoming  music show adding that they had received a matrix of events expected to take place at the Stadium from September 2018 to January next year and that the said concert was not one of them.

“The management of Mandela National Stadium has availed us with a matrix of events they plan to host from September 2018 to January 2019 but does not include the above music show,” reads part of the letter.

Following the reports from the stadium, Police advised Bobi Wine to cancel the concert and make necessary preparations which will also enable them to provide him with security.

“You are therefore advised to call off the music show since you have not made arrangements with the management of Mandela National Stadium to host the music show on October 20, 2018.”

The letter was written to Emma promotions, the Kyarenga promotion management advising Bobi Wine to cancel the concert.

However, in a statement released by Bobi Wine earlier this week regarding the concert, the MP says they had agreed with National Stadium management and made bookings for October 13 before it was changed to 20th.

“We agreed and made payments to Namboole Stadium management, and made a booking for October 13. That was our initial date of choice for the show. After making a deposit on venue fees, the Managing Director of the stadium called requesting us to change the date because our show was colliding with the game between Uganda Cranes and Lesotho.”

“Even when we had already recorded adverts mentioning the October 13, we decided that a game involving our national team was very important and it was fit and proper for us to let them access the stadium. We then agreed with Namboole Management and rescheduled our concert for October 20,” said Bobi Wine.”

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