KAMPALA – 2021 Presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine is concerned with what he called the illegal detention of fellow musician Richard Kasendwa commonly known as Ziza Bafana.
According to Kyagulanyi, in a Facebook post, Ziza Bafana is being tormented for promoting the People Power movement in Tanzania
“And the stinking double standards continue! Our brother #ZizaBafana is under illegal detention, ostensibly for defying Gen. Museveni’s directives on #COVID19. The brother and his colleagues went to sing in Tanzania and upon return, he was quarantined. After 14 days, instead of being allowed to go home, they were handed over to police. He has been complaining of mistreatment while in quarantine, including being deprived of food, harassment, etc,” the Kyadondo East legislator said.
Bobi Wine further asked Police to also arrest President Yoweri Museveni who was also from Tanzania over the weekend signing oil agreements with his Excellency John Pombe Magufuli
“His (Bafana) real crime is in fact not related to COVID19- it is simply because when he was in Tanzania, he spoke about Bobi Wine and promoted People Power on stage! His crime was singing about People Power while under quarantine!”Kyagulanyi said.
He added that if Bafana’s crime was related to promoting COVID19, thousands of NRM politicians should now be in custody for flaunting the covid-19 restrictions.
“Many singers who have been singing at NRM rallies should be under detention. Gen. Museveni himself was in Tanzania on the weekend. It is very shameful that a government can treat citizens this way and punish them simply for identifying with a political leader or political formation.”
The leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP) requested the reggae dancehall sensational singer to keep calm as they work on his release from police custody.
“Hang in there, bro. As we continue to demand your release, rest assured that Uganda will soon be free!” he said.
A fortnight ago, the self-proclaimed king of reggae performed in Tanzania at one of the concerts and upon his return to Uganda, he and his team were put under quarantine for 14 days.
According to a post on his social media platforms, Bafana explains that after finishing the 14 days of quarantine, the medical officers at the Mutukula border released them however Police arrested them instantly and they are in police custody up to date.
“Dear friends and family I take this opportunity to inform you that my team and I have been arrested over talking about people power and people who support Mr Kyagulanyi Sentamu after completing a 14 day quarantine which was yesterday and the Doctors acknowledged that we’re Covid19 negative and discharged us, then the Uganda police detained us at Kalisizo Police Station after castodizing our property at Kyotera police station fellow Ugandans.”