Busaabala painted red as Bobi Wine defies ban on political messages


Among the conditions police gave Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine for his Kyarenga music concert was that no political speeches were to be made.

Ideally, the musician cum politician complied as he made no speeches but made sure that his political messages is delivered to the multitudes that filled his One Love Beach at Busabala near Kampala.

The MP got on stage shortly after sunset, doing a blend of his current and old music but replacing some lyrics with messages relating to the current political situation in the country.

He for instance sang about the August 13 events in Arua that led to his brutal arrest together with 33 others.

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He went on to sing about his imprisonment at Makindye Military Police barracks where he met Abdallah Kitatta, the former patron of Boda Boda 2010 whom he said is regretting having worked for former police chief Gen Kale Kayihura.


Kitatta is facing charges relating to illegal possession of firearms. His efforts to secure bail have failed several times while Kayihura who is said to have given him the guns was released by the General Military Court martial which has refused to release Kitatta.

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Bobi Wine threw the crowd into frenzy when he sang about his presidential ambitions fixed in a song for his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi.

Several musicians like Eddy Kenzo, Geoffrey Lutaaya, Mathias Walukagga among others that sang before him openly spoke politics with some declaring their ambitions to stand for Parliament in the 2021 elections.

The concert was attended by several MPs who like most revellers were dressed in red defiance of an earlier ban on the colour that is connected to Bobi Wine’s people power movement.