KAMPALA — Lt. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has castigated Police leadership for noting protecting singer Bebe Cool during a concert on weekend.
Gen. Muhoozi in a tweet blamed police and bouncers allowing hooligans humiliate the singer, including pelting him with urine bottles.
Gen. Muhoozi who is a Senior presidential advisor on special operations was reacting to an incident where thousands of revellers hurled water bottles and other missiles at Bebe Cool and accused him of conniving with “oppressors.”
“The same hooligans beat up women (on Women’s Day) for simply loving [President] Kaguta Museveni and Bebe Cool,” he said, adding that “We expect a lot better next time from police.”
The singer is paying the price for fighting fellow artistes who refused to pay their allegiance to President Museveni.
Police recently threatened to block music concerts if artistes continue to be pelted with water bottles.
Recently, several artistes, including Full Figure, Catherine Kusasira and Big Eye were pelted with water bottles and heckled off stage, an action that is viewed as a protest against the group’s support of the ruling NRM party.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga tasked event organisers to ensure safety of the artistes at the concerts.
“We would like to issue a serious warning to event promoters and organisers against acts of disorder by revelers and activists burling bottles and stones during public events and in particular music concerts. We do not want to see a repeat of these ugly incidents which have a potential of putting lives of participants at greater risk,” Mr Enanga said.
He added that sanctions will be taken against events managers if people throw bottles at artistes.