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Bobi Wine arrives in Kenya for five-day visit

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine arrives in Nairobi, Kenya this evening October 10 (FILE PHOTO)

NAIROBI – Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, aka Bobi Wine, on Wednesday, arrived in Kenya ahead of celebrations to mark Moi Day.

Bobi Wine, who touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 6 pm, is in Nairobi at the invitation of Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association.

The MP is leading a delegation of youthful Members of Parliament from Uganda. The legislator will be interviewed on Citizen Television’s Jeff Koinange Live later on Wednesday night.

Kenyan politician and legislator Babu Owino took to Twitter to announce the development.

“I wish to take this opportunity to announce to the nation that the Hon Robert Kyagulanyi/ @HEBobiwine will be leading a delegation of young Ugandan Members of Parliament to Kenya this Moi Day, Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 for a five-day official visit,” he said.


Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association invited Bobi Wine “out of profound respect for the role he is playing in inspiring young people across the continent”.

Moi Day is in honour of former Kenyan President Daniel Moi. This year, the Government of Kenya has chosen to follow last year’s court orders to recognize the day and gazette it as a public holiday.

Bobi Wine has gained worldwide popularity since his arrest in the Arua election and subsequent torture by security operatives.

Following his detention, several groups in Kenya took to the streets of Nairobi in August to protest against his detention by the Ugandan government.

The Law Society of Kenya, Amnesty International, Ugandans living in Kenya and student leaders gathered at the Freedom Corner in Nairobi and marched to the Ugandan embassy on Riverside Drive.

“President Museveni’s time is up. He is the last of Africa’s dictators and he must go. Bobi Wine is innocent, they are using him as a scapegoat. He is not just a person but an idea. He represents the 75 per cent of youth who make up the population of Africa,” activist Boniface Mwangi said during the protest.

Members of the LSK donned suits and red ribbons as a sign of solidarity with Uganda.

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