Ugandan pop culture icon Bobi Wine has caused a stir, after his wrongful arrest.
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine, is a Ugandan politician, businessman and entrepreneur who was arrested for illegal possession of arms, and has been held at the army barracks awaiting his appearance in front of the Court Marshall. The 36-year-old Kyaddondo East MP, has been the champion for the Ugandan poor and disenfranchised popularising the mantra “People Power, Our Power.” As an entertainer, Kyagulanyi has won 5 awards and is known of several popular tracks including “Jennifer” and “Miss Mbiire.”
As Ugandans and Kenyans on Twitter have continued to support the release of Bobi Wine with the tag #FreeBobiWine, tensions continue to rise in the streets of Kampala with protesters taking the city opposing what they perceive as the illegal detension of Bobi Wine.
On Twitter there have been afew stand out tweets that summarize the situation that has seen Ugandans protest the long authoritarian rule of President Museveni.
Perhaps H.E Museveni is scared of Bobi Wine because in him he sees himself, but a more formidable, better version of himself. Perhaps in him he sees what he was and what he could have been….and is worried that we see it too. #FREEBOBIWINE pic.twitter.com/ck3s5ffPTQ
— Robert V Nsibirwa (@rvnsibirwa) August 20, 2018
And Kenyans have stood behing their Ugandan brothers, in support of #FreeBobiWine
Confirmed: On Wednesday, 22nd August 2018 Kenyans joined by Ugandans in Kenya will be marching to the Ugandan Embassy on Riverside drive. The demo is organised @TeamCourageKE @alaminkimathi @lawsocietykenya, keep it here for more details.#FreeBobiwine #ReleaseBobiWine pic.twitter.com/V85HhtXDBM
— King Of East Africa 🔱🔱 (@Ugaman01) August 20, 2018
— SAUTI SOL (@sautisol) August 19, 2018
William Ruto has tormented and tortured Kenyans for along time. He has now gone international. He's is seen here moving around Kampala with the abductor and tormentor of an innocent man @HEBobiwine. Indeed, birds of a feather flock together. #FreeBobiWine pic.twitter.com/f8bap7l7jc
— Bobby (@Bob_Odhiambo) August 19, 2018
No one is stopping reggae… Not now, not ever #FreeBobiWine
— Ian Prince ☁️ 🇰🇪 (@Mutugian_K) August 20, 2018