Bobi Wine speaks to foreign press about his torture and his future

By Deo Wasswa
Kyadondo East Member of Parliament has appeared before a cross section of American journalists at a press conference organized by His Lawyer Robert Amsterdam.  The Uganda legislator assured the journalists that Uganda his home and he will have to return as soon as he gets well.
Bobi Wine said he was at the presser against his doctor and family’s wish as he is still undergoing treatment. He added that what is most important is that he is alive and under going treatment.
He made it clear that he wasn’t presenting himself as a victim but rather he is showing resilience.  He does not underestimate the support the world showed him during this time.
The Ugandan legislator told the press that the only contribution he would wish from the world at large is to help the oppressed as opposed to supporting the oppressor.
He commends the Rubaga hospital medics for treating them professionally but also prays that the Uganda’s hospitals can regain their glory. He adds that Uganda has had functional hospitals before and we can still have them.
The opposition legislator stated that this fight is not about him or about Museveni but it is about the everyday Ugandans who want to live peacefully in their country.
His Lawyer Robert Amsterdam has rubbished reports saying that Bobi Wine has foreign forces behind him.

Barbie celebrates Bobi amidst worse bit of their wedding oath

Wife of  Kyandodo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine took to her Facebook to celebrate their seventh anniversary amidst their current challenges.

Legislator and Singer has not be able to go back home since the Arua political scuffle that led him to be jailed by the army and later by police. Today, Bobi Wine and 33 others are appearing before court in Gulu to hear their bail request.

In her words,


“Bobi my love, today is our seventh wedding anniversary. Unlike the other anniversaries in the past, this one finds us in a court room in Gulu. It finds you in clutches, unable to walk by yourself. It finds you before a judge, making an application for you to be released on bail so that you can go for medical treatment. It finds you in physical pain. On such days in the past, we would go to the beach or somewhere across the Atlantic. We would cut cake, have some wine and celebrate with our children. But today here we are. Still not sure if you’ll get your freedom or if you will be taken back to prison.

But let me tell you this. I have never been so proud of you. I am very proud that you are not before this judge because you did anything wrong. Not because you stole public funds or killed a person. You are before the judge because of standing for what you believe in. You have always told me that your dream is to live in a country which works for all citizens. Everyday, you are working towards that. Our troubles these past days are a result of that effort. What I can do is once again promise to support you every step of the way. Not because Iam your wife but also your best friend.
On our wedding day on 27th August 2011, you composed for me the best song I’ve ever listened to ‘For better for worse.’ You promised to be with me through thin and thick, in sickness and in health, in sorrows and joy. I promised you the same. Here we are on that worse bit of the oath. 😏
Happy wedding anniversary my Love; FOR BETTER,FOR WORSE. IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH.”

~Barbie Kyagulanyi


 

Museveni tactics predictable – MPs on Bobi’s army release

By Edwin Muhumuza

A section of legislators have accused government of employing old tactics to suffocate Ugandans who are challenging the regime’s long stay in power. This  was minutes after the military court martial withdrew all charges against Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi.

The events surrounding his arrest remain controversial as the state seeks to thwart any opposition to the NRM regime that came into power 32 years ago, as some critics continue to assert across most media channels.

Right from the manner of his arrest in Arua district on August 13th 2018, it was being reported that Hon.Kyagulanyi was relaxing at Pacific Hotel in Arua town after the campaign. Our sources say he was  preparing to travel back to Kampala with a team of other opposition legislators who had gone to campaign for another fierce regime’s critic, Hon. Kassiano Wadri.

Trouble however, was sparked off by the ‘stoning’ of one of the vehicles of the presidential motorcade, an issue that also widely seen by critics as a ‘game plan’ of the regime that had long had interest in arresting and intimidating Hon. Kyagulanyi, whose presidential ambitions are still not clear. His triumph over the regime’s candidates in four by-elections has caught the attention of regime strategists.

As he walked ,he looked frail and weak after global protests  demanded for his release.

Masaka Municipality MP, Hon. Mathias Mpuuga , Kasambya County MP, Gaffa Mbwatekamwa ,Kabale MP Andrew Baryayanga, and Kasanda North MP Patrick Nsamba say the charges against MP Robert Kyagulanyi are all trumped up, politically motivated and meant to silence the opposition adding that a new opposition wave  has emerged dubbed, ’people power, our power’.

Bobi was freed at around 11.21am but arrested shortly and driven with his wife, Barbie Kyagulanyi to Chief Magistrate’s court in Gulu where he is facing treason charges.Bobi’s lawyer, Medard Sseggona said they do not object to the suspect being remanded but he should be remanded in hospital so as to receive healthcare having only received painkillers and massages to heal the swellings on his face while in detention in Makindye barracks. Bobi was remanded until August 30 but allowed to access healthcare at a facility of his choice.

Bobi allowed to access a private medical facility

Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi will now be able to access his doctor at a private health facility where he will be guarded by prison wardens.

While appearing before Gulu magistrates court this afternoon, the legislator’s lawyer, Medard Segona asked court to allow the his client access medical attention given his frail condition.

Honorable Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine is expected in court on the 30th. August together with his co-accused members of parliament and others.

Bobi Wine charged with inciting violence

By Robert Segawa

Kyadondo East Member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi wine has appeared before Officer in charge of CID central police station amidst  praise chants from his supporters.
Robert Kyagulanyi arrived at Central Police Station at 1 pm accompanied by leader of opposition Winnie Kizza, Hon Namayanja Florence, Hon Zake together with other members of parliament.

Hon Kyagulanyi was summoned to appear before OC CID Joshua Tusingwire through speaker of parliament to appear today on charges of illegal assembly and inciting violence.

Last week Kyagulanyi and other activists stormed Kampala street’s protesting against taxes on social media and mobile money.

Bobi Wine and wife Barbie donate 100 mattresses and beddings to street kids

Ghetto gladiator , Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie spent the better part of their Monday improving livelihoods of unprivileged children in Kifumbira located in Kamwokya a Kampala suburb .

Specioza singer Bobi said he joined his wife’s team known as the caring heart to improve these children’s lives by giving 100 matresses, 100 blankets and 100 mosquito nets . The beneficiaries were street kids who have live in Kamwokya and two children’s homes.

In his Facebook post”

7:57pm and each one of us is heading to a place they call home. To a soft bed we want to retire. Most people around us have no bed to lie on. Today, together with my wife Barbie Kyagulanyiand her #caringheartsteam accompanied by #heartforchildren, we visited the most vulnerable children around us and we took about 100 mattresses 100 blankets and 100 mosquito nets. The beneficiaries included 1. Kyankima home for abandoned children in Kasangati run by a single elderly woman with a big heart, 2. Child focus Uganda in Gayaza home for children and youth with intellectual/ physical disability 3. Save Street children uganda in kamwokya 4.To 15 homes in kifumbira zone in kamwokya. Later on in the afternoon I gave a motivational talk about entrepreneurship to Students of Makerere university in the university Main hall. Creative minds is all we need for the present generation. The little we can do we must do.

Kudos to the Ghetto president for touching these little children’s lives.

Bobi Wine writes a heartwarming 4th anniversary message to Barbie

Well, today is the forth marriage anniversary to our ghetto couple. Ghetto gladiator BobiWine took on his Facebook Page to say a few heart warming words to his wife Barbie,

In his words,


It’s been fourteen amazing years ever since I said “I love you” and you said “I love you too”. Four years ago,the whole world joined us to celebrate a Ten year old love affair that had taken us through thick and thin. Today everyone is wishing us a lovely ‪#‎fourth‬ wedding anniversary….. But darling I want to wish you a Beautiful ‪#‎14th‬ Love anniversary. We have been through it all and yet I fall in love with you everyday. I love you Barbie and I hope it still sounds exactly the same as the first time I said it to you. I love you very much.
‪#‎HappyLoveAniversary‬ 

                                                                                                                                                                                                 -Bobi Wine


We wish this awesome couple many more years together.

Bobi wine spearheads drive to fundraise 90m for children’s heart surgeries

By Waswa Deo

Local Artist Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi wine is organizing  a car wash to raise 90 million shillings for the heart operations of two children suffering from heart diseases.

The two kids who need to undergo heart surgery are, Elimia Muwonge aged 1year and Shamran Ssemwogerere aged 5months.

‘’Few months ago, I went to Mulago national referral hospital to see doctors, and I was told that my son is suffering from heart disease, and 20 million shillings is need to carry an operation, I didn’t have a single coin on me, so I decide to go back to the village”, says Muwonge’s mother, Nakate Hasfah.  Meanwhile, Stella Ntale, the mother of Shamran Ssemwogerere, and resident of Kisimbiri in Wakiso, told journalists that she also went to Mulago hospital for her son’s medical check-up, and was told  that her son can’t be treated in the country, and they advised her to go in United Kingdom for an operation.

In an effort to raise the 90 million shillings,  ghetto gladiator has organised  a car wash at Panamera Bar in Kampala on Saturday 28th May.

According to Bobi Wine, each car will cost 50.000 shillings, while Bodaboda shillings 20.000 and Bicycles at 10.000 shillings.

Other activities during car wash will include shoe polishing, and entertainment.

Bobi Wine to stage a mega show at Ushs 500, yes Ushs 500

Oh it doesn’t look like ghetto president Bobi Wine will stop anytime soon. On Monday night Bobi posted photos of him in Karamoja and captioned them,


“I travelled 11hours on road today to ‪#‎Karamoja‬ for the first time. What’s funny is that the last time I was supposed to perform here, I wanted a lot of money coz it was too far ,and when the promoter failed to raise the money, I cancelled the trip. However, this time around I came for free to collaborate with @VivaConAgua on a ‪#‎water‬ and ‪#‎Sanitation‬ project. I am meeting artists from around the world who have come to support this cause. After the workshops tomorrow, we shall give Karamoja the mother of all concerts at the Moroto Boma Grounds. Entrance fee is ‪#‎200shs‬ for children and ‪#‎500Shs‬ for adults. All proceeds support local ‪#‎VivaConAgua‬ water and sanitation projects.” -Bobi Wine


The ghetto Gladiator is finally doing something beneficial for the people in Karamoja at almost no price.

Of late Bobi Wine has been in the news over his political  idealogies that have led many of his fans especially on social media to continuously compare him with long time adversary , Bebe Cool.

Kudos Bobi glad to know that you are now focusing on giving back to communities.

Tubonga nawe musicians needed the money -Bobi Wine

The highlight of last evening’s Jazz comedy was the appearance of Ghetto gladiator, Bobi Wine. That was a wise move by the organizers of the show since he is the new Kampala sensation. Oh how the new Bobi wine is full of intellectual surprises!

Prince Emmah who was hosting the comedy show at Laftaz comedy Lounge at Centenary Park was not about to let Bobi Wine go without answering some pretty serious questions. The show host asked Bobi Wine what he was doing at FDC presidential flag bearer’s house and how he was allowed in. “First of all I want to make it clear that I am non-partisan  and that Uganda is not about Besigye. But none the less, The reason My wife and I went to see Besigye is because we have somethings in common which include, the love for freedom, a love for a better Uganda. I long to see a transparent Uganda where all of us are allowed to express ourselves without worrying about outcomes of our act. Where we don’t have to whisper when we talk about politics.” Revealed Bobi Wine.

The host went further to ask Bobi wine what one thing he would tell president Museveni if got a chance to meet him. ” I would simply remind him of his speech, The problem of Africa in general and Uganda in particular is not the people but leaders who want to overstay in power.” said Situka hit maker

Prince Emma  inquired why Ghetto president did not participate in the famous Tubonga nawe campaign song that came with a hearty price tag. “They needed the money and if I had joined I would be an extra burden” said Bobi referring to the Tubonga nawe artists.

Of course this conversation wasn’t your ideal free speech typical discussion as disclaimers kept flying around every after five minutes and Bobi Wine trying had to sound as politically correct as he could. Which he pulled off by the way.  As the crowd cheered on ghetto president was concerned and told them to stop catalyzing what he was saying for security reasons.

Prince Emma was concerned by the Bobi Wine’s transitions and demanded to know how it happened. Bobi said it is a time in life when he is paying attention to more serious matters in society.

Well, Bobi Wine’s new advisory team, if any we must admit need a pay rise. They are doing a tremendous job with him.

Apart from Bobi Wine, the comedy was amazing especially from Waiswa, Snake and Zolo save for George Bush who struggled to impress until he had to resort to sexual innuendo to get people laughing.

Saving the best for the last, that  S&S band was on point. Its got its groove on and they were the best way to start a show, I saw my neighbor who didn’t like live band music scream and cheer when they played, what assumed was her best tune, Grenade .