Police raid Jinja hotel after blocking Bobi Wine concert

Saturday December 15 2018

Police raid Jinja hotel after blocking Bobi

Police raid Jinja hotel after blocking Bobi Wine concert. PHOTOS BY BOBI WINE ON FACEBOOK  

By JOB BWIRE AND PHILIP WAFULA

Police in Jinja District in eastern Uganda have reportedly raided City Hotel in which Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine booked into in search of him.
The pop star who was slated to have a music show in Jinja on Saturday evening said police had ordered his team out of town and escorted them up to Lugazi.

“They have beaten some of them, dragged them onto police pick-up cars and driven them to unknown destinations for no offence whatsoever. Meanwhile, I am still in Jinja town. The police are looking for me everywhere. They have even blocked some roads in search for me! I will try not to avail myself to them- Arua is still fresh in our minds, and we know what they can do. But this injustice must end and we must put it to an end by ourselves. No one else will do it for us,” Mr Kyagulanyi posted on his social media platforms.

Efforts to get a comment from the DPC, RPC and the regional police spokesperson failed by the time of filing this story as our repeated calls to their known telephone numbers went unanswered.
Earlier in the day, Mr Kyagulanyi told journalists that police had cleared his show.
“I wonder why police waited for darkness to fall before starting to carry out these evil plans! We shall overcome!” he said.

The show, dubbed Street Jam Mash Up 5 years of Queens Palace, was advertised as early as August 2018 when Bobi Wine was still in incarceration following the Arua Municipality MP election fracas.

It remains unclear why police has blocked him from performing.

Earlier, at a press conference held at City Hotel, Bobi Wine expressed concerns that police planned to block him from performing at QP as it is commonly referred to
But he vowed to perform.

Some plain-clothed policemen were seen at the venue located on Iganga Road.

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