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My Husband Is In The Wrong Place – Bobi Wine’s Wife Barbie Tells Government

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Friends, family members and well-wishers today gathered at Rubaga Cathedral to show solidarity with Legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine, MPs and 33 other citizens who are currently in detention over the Arua fracas.

With the ‘FreeBobiWine’ campaign gaining momentum each day that goes by, Ugandans and Kyagulanyi’s colleagues in the music industry decided to take the matter before God so that he may be released to get proper medical attention.

Several guests attended the event that started at 12:00am, these included Buganda officials, opposition leaders, Federation of  Performing Artistes, the Uganda Musicians Association, DJs, music producers and promoters.

The church authorities had earlier warned the guests not turn the pulpit into a platform to echo their political views.  In her speech, Bobi Wine’s wife Barbie Itungo said, “Thank you all for honouring this day and standing with us. I’m here on behalf of my family to talk about my husband who I have seen twice. Before I go further, I would like to thank all ladies for being courageous and airing out your thoughts on media platforms without fear. We also continue to thank you for being calm at this moment despite the anger that I know everyone is feeling,” Barbie said.

“Ladies and gentlemen, my husband is in the wrong place because at this moment he should be in the hospital. I won’t talk much about his current situation but all I want to say is that my husband should be provided medical attention. As a Ugandan, I do not support the brutal treatment inflicted upon journalists, Political leaders and Ugandans by the people who are supposed to provide security to us. I ask all of you to lighten up your candles as we pray for Bobi Wine as he requested,” Barbie added.

The Grapevine talked to musician Eddie Yawe, Bobi Wine’s brother and he said that Bobi is not OK because he was kicked in the abdomen where the kidney is located. Yawe also told  this website that Bobi’s head and ribs are hurting.

“We need Bobi wine out so that he can get proper medical attention. I have seen him and he is not ok,” Yawe insisted. Comedian Chicco also told the Grapevine that government should stop inflicting pain on their “Mubanda”. He added that he hopes that after these prayers, God can intervene so that their colleague is released.

Kyagulanyi was arrested last week on Monday with fellow legislators Francis Zaake, Gerald Karuhanga, Paul Mwiru and Kassiano Wadri over allegations that his supporters stoned president Museveni’s convoy shattering the hind screen of one of his cars.

Bobi Wine (36), was charged by the General Court Martial that sat in Gulu of charges related to unlawful possession of fire arms and ammunition contrary to section 3(2) (a) of the Fire Arms Act 299., the MPs were charged with treason.

 

By Milla Abaine

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Music Promoters Plan To Petition Speaker Over Bobiwine – Police Harrasmentent

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Music promoters are set to petition the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga protesting the move by police to block all Bobi Wine’s concerts during the festive season

According to Kyadondo East MP also known as Bobi Wine, police banned all his planned concert without a clear explanation. Promoters under their umbrella Uganda Music Promoters and Venue Owners’ Network notified the speaker about the petition to be presented tomorrow.
Speaking to media, the association’s coordinator Tony Ssempijja said they are meeting today to finalize their arrangements.

Ssempijja further add as that police’s ban on Bobi concerts is likely to force promoters, venue owners and musicians out of the business and this comes after police blocked Bobi Wine’s concert in Jinja over the weekend.

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Three Killed In Mukono Robbery Shoot-Out

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Three suspected robbers have been killed in a shoot-out with security guards at Biyinzika Poultry farm in Mukono District, the Grapevine has learnt.

About 10 men armed with one riffle raided Biyinzika Poultry farm at on 16th December 2018 at about 0200 hours and attempted to steal chicken.

In the process of the robbery, there was exchange of fire with the guards at the farm hence killing three suspected robbers. One has been identified as James Adrey of Ngora District.

The Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police Luke Owoyesigyire said that other two bodies have not been identified and were therefore taken to Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem.

“We also recovered chicken in sacks at the scene of crime and the hunt is still on for the rest of the team that is suspected to have been involved in this foiled robbery,” he said.

Investigations are ongoing via Mukono Police vide SD 02/16/12/2018.

By Remmy Atugonza

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BodaBoda 2010 Patron Kitata Has A case To Answer.

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BodaBoda 2010 patron Abudallah Kitata (in yellow) listen to court proceedings in Makindye

 

Boda Boda 2010 Association Patron Mr. Abudallah Kitatta and 9 of his co-accused have this afternoon been requested to prepare their defence against charges of unlawful possession of firearms and military equipment, the Grapevine has learnt

Mr. Kitatta and his co-accused appeared before a seven-member panel led by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti this afternoon and were told that testimonies from different witnesses had pinned them and therefore had a case to answer. However, three of Kitatta’s co-accused who included Jonathan Kayondo, Hassan Ssengoba and Sunday Ssemogerere were acquitted because none of them was found at Boda Boda 2010 association offices in Nateete at the time of their arrest and Court further said Ngobi Sowali and Ibrahim Sekajja were in the car that had firearms at Vine Hotel while Amon Twinomujuni, Matia Ssenfuka, Hassan Sebatta, John Sebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika have a case to answer because they were found at Boda Boda 2010 association offices in Nateete during arrest, according to the testimonies of the witnesses.

Bodaboda 2010 boss Mr Abdulah Kitata was arrested on Saturday 20th of January 2018, after two of his members confessed to CMI that they had participated in the gruesome killing of Case Clinic Accountant, Francis Ekalungar. However the security agency CMI delayed to reveal Kitata whereabout until on the 29th of January when he was first tried in the General Court martial

By Remmy Atugonza

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