KAMPALA – Kyadondo East Member of parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi during his house arrest moment composed a song demonstrating police injustice. The song is titled “Afande.”
“I used the past two days under house arrest to compose a song which I now dedicate to our men and women in uniform. We are grateful for the sacrifices they make to keep our country safe and we implore them to stop violating the rights of the citizens,” twitted Bobi Wine.
Literally, the song is about the Uganda Police and its methods of enforcing the law that the musician does not agree with. The legislator keeps repeating one of his very famous lines “I am Not fighting you, I am fighting for you” which he first made during the demonstration against Social Media and mobile money Taxes last year.
“We are grateful for the sacrifices they make to keep our country safe and we implore them to stop violating the rights of the citizens,” the legislator tweeted.
The song which features languages like Luganda, Lusoga and Kiswahili among others is supported with a video on Youtube featuring various clips of police Brutality in Uganda.
The song comes days after the Police blocked Bobi Wine from holding his “Kyarenga” concert at his One Love Beach in Busabala. On the April 22, 2019 Easter Monday, Bobi Wine was stopped by Police from accessing the Beach. The police claim that the Musician’s Event managers did not meet some of the standards put in place for a concert to happen.
The blockade led to a scuffle between police and Bobi Wine who was later removed from his car, put in a van and driven to his home. The next morning when the legislator together with his lawyers tried to leave his home to ask police why his concert was stopped, the institution’s officers were at his home declaring that he was under house arrest.
The Member parliament escape from the house arrest on 25th April to attend the burial of a late prominent Bugiri politician, Siraji Lyavala.
It was due to these events that the musician decided to compose “Afande” to try and appeal to the Uganda Police.
This is not the first time, Hon Robert Kyagulanyi has released a song against what he terms as injustice in Uganda. Three months ago on December 31st, 2018, the artiste released “Tuliyambala Engule” alongside other musicians like Nubian Li, King Saha and politicians like Bugiri Municipality MP, Asuman Basalirwa.