Bobi Wine to Police: You can’t control my movements

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi has in a show of defiance indicated that he is not willing to abide by the travel guidelines issued by the police to the MP who is expected back in the country on Thursday afternoon.

Police spokesman Emilian Kayima on Wednesday morning issued a statement warning that the police will not allow any processions by the MP’s supporters upon his return.

Kyagulanyi, musically known as Bobi Wine touchdown at Entebbe Airport at 1pm after spending about three weeks in the USA where he has been receiving medical treatment following his brutal arrest and torture in Arua last month.

According to Police guidelines, only Bobi Wine’s immediate family members at the airport.
The police, Kayima said, will give him security to escort him to his home in Magere, Kasangati Town Council in Wakiso district.

This is the result of intelligence information that the police allegedly received about a country wide mobilization of people being distributed with red T-shirts and posters of people power to assemble along Entebbe road to receive the MP.

“The processions are unlawful as they would disrupt normal business activities including movement of people to and from the Airport,” Kayima said.

The preparations, Kayima said, are in breach of the provisions of the Public Order Management Act (POMA) since no member of Bobi Wine’s family had worked out a mechanism to receive Kyagulanyi with processions.

L-R: AIGP Asuman Mugenyi, Police spokesman Emilian Kayima , Moses Kafeero and Norman Musinga addressing a press conference today

“It is illegal to carry on thus declared that there will be no rallies, processions and assemblies. Any activity that entails a public gathering must be in conformity with the provisions of Public Order Management Act (POMA).” Kayima stated.

On his social media, Bobi Wine told the police that it has no business in determining who receives him at the airport.

“I am a free Ugandan with the right to move freely in my country. The police has no business telling me who receives me and who cannot or where I go and where I cannot. This impunity must stop now,

Wama see you friends tomorrow,” Bobi Wine tweeted from Amsterdam airport in the Netherlands.
“Am wondering why these police officers allow themselves to descend so low? They now want to decide who picks me and where I go upon arrival?

Well, for your information, no single family member will receive me at the airport, I will find them home coz I know where home is!” The pop star added.

He said, he was expecting to be received by friends, colleague leaders and artistes. From the airport, Kyagulanyi intends to visit his sick grandmother at Najjanankumbi and then head to Kamwokya for lunch with his family.