By Robert Segawa
The Uganda Police in conjunction with the military have heavily deployed at Busabaala, One Love Beach ahead of the blocked Kyarenga Concert which is scheduled to take place today, Monday 22 April.
By dawn police had mounted road blocks along Busabaala road in Wakiso district, police patrols and tear gas tracks were visible at the legislator’s privately owned beach.
Police has arrested the Kyarenga extra concert organizer for defying orders.Others arrested include the Kyadondo East member of Parliament body guard Edward Ssebufu aka Eddie Mutwe, Abbey Musinguzi Abbitex and Bajo and are currently detained at Katwe police station.
The organizers insist the concert will go on since they haven’t received a letter from the police stopping the concert.
Police says the organizers failed to stand by security guidelines,. Now, officers are currently battling Bobi wine supporters at One Love Beach Busabala who want to access the Venue.
The angry mob is throwing stones at police, forcing the police to shoot rubber bullets to disperse them.
On Sunday, police impounded two trucks with speakers which were hired by the organizers of Kyarenga extra concert.
According to the letter signed by Director of police operations Asuman Mugenyi, the previous concert of Kyarenga was characterized with multiple incidents of theft, public nuisance, violation of traffic rules and misconduct.
Mugenyi in his letter further says police intelligence shows the concerts are a risk to public safety.
He has therefore ordered the Territorial commanders to block the concert which is scheduled for today Easter Monday.
The operation is headed by deputy police Commander Kampala metropolitan area Geoffrey Namuwoza who says police presence in area is aimed to keep law and order.
Kyadondo East member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi wine, said so far 124 concert have been blocked by police since October 2017.
Singer Bobi wine will issue a statement on next course of action today.
Currently singer Bobi wine has locked him self in his car at a road block in Busabaala.