Jubilation as Bobi Wine gets home
After about three hours in the hands of the police, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine arrived home at Magere in Wakiso district to arousing welcome from hundreds of supporters who had been waiting since early morning.
The celebrity politician who has turned into one of President Yoweri Museveni’s most feared critics touched down at Entebbe International Airport shortly before 1pm and was immediately chauffeured away by the police.
A convoy of about 10 police vehicles drove out of Entebbe at breakneck speed through the Kampala – Entebbe expressway which had been locked out to the public, connected to the Kampala Northern bypass up to the Kaleerwe roundabout before joining Gayaza road.
The police convoy then drove to Kasangati police station where he remained for about two hours locked in a tightly guarded Police Land Cruiser registration UP 7500.
Police spokesman Emilian Kayima and later on the Executive Director of Uganda Media Centre Ofwono Opondo issued statements claiming that the MP had been “safely delivered home.”
When challenged on Twitter, Opondo said, the area police had to be notified about Bobi Wine’s arrival.”Hon Kyagulanyi is a VIP, the immediate police station in his area had to be notified first,” Opondo said.
— Ofwono Opondo P’Odel (@OfwonoOpondo) September 20, 2018
Crowds formed outside Kasangati police station with many chanting the pop star’s People Power slogans.
UPDF soldiers from the Special Forces Command (SFC) were called in to disperse the crowd.
Moments later, he was driven home amidst ululations from supporters. Atop the same police car, Bobi Wine briefly addressed supporters, pledging to further the struggle.
Police tried to block journalists from entering his home.
Inside his house, MPs Mbwatekamwa Gaffa (Kasambya), Patrick Nsamba Oshabe (Kassanda North), Barnabas Tinkasiimire (Buyaga West), Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi (Butambala) and Ssempala Kigozi (Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality) were at hand to receive him.