Babu Owino’s comrade support for Bobi Wine Sparks storm in Uganda as ‘Museveni’ warns against threats


Bobi Wine and four other lawmakers were arrested on Aug. 13 on suspicion of involvement in the stoning of a presidential convoy during a parliamentary by-election campaign

The ‘comrades’ remarks issued by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino over the detention of Ugandan opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine has triggered more protests   from Ugandans , who have now taken power upon themselves  to directly tackle security officers in the East African state.

On Thursday Morning, a video of Ugandan residents beating up army officers went viral, sending signs of a possible revolt against   the state over the manner in which it has mistreated the vocal lawmaker who is now the new face of Ugandan opposition.

On Wednesday, Babu together with other young Kenyan parliamentarians issued a stern warning to President Museveni to immediately free Bobi Wine lest they he faces the mother of all demonstrations in Kampala.

Babu promised to lead a host of MPs from across the region in staging a revolutionary protest in Kampala the capital city of Uganda.

“I would like to condemn the unlawful arrest of Bobi Wine. The government of Uganda is infringing on the fundamental right and freedom of liberty and expression.,” Babu warned.

“Dictator Yoweri Kaguta Museveni should know an injury to one comrade is an injury to all.

“We, therefore, demand for the immediate release of Bobi Wine, failure to which, within a period of a week, we as young parliamentarians will lead a delegation of MPs to Uganda to cause a revolutionary demonstration because Museveni is proving to be unfit for the office,” he said.

Babu Owino warned Museveni against killing the future of Ugandan youth saying Bobi Wine has the potential to be the next President.

But what has caught the attention of many is the stern warning from a facebook page carrying the name of President Museveni .A statement from the page warns Babu and the young MPs to be carefull with their remarks.

It goes ahead to warn Babu from setting foot in Uganda if he wants to live long.

“I want to tell them that Kenya is not Uganda and Uganda is not Kenya. I am commanding my army not to allow that boy to step anywhere in Uganda.” part of the statement read.

Boni Wine, who had been charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, was rearrested by police shortly after he was freed by the court martial and transferred to the Chief Magistrate Court in Gulu.

The musician, whose songs are stingingly critical of Museveni’s government, has a large youth following. He entered parliament last year.

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