Uganda bans Kenyan MP from stepping foot here because he “associates” with Bobi Wine

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Embakasi East MP Babu Owino is not allowed to ever step foot in neighbouring Uganda. In a letter dated November 8 from the Ugandan minister of internal affairs Gen Jeje Odong to Kenya’s CS foreign Affairs Monica Juma, Babu is accused of undermining their government.

“Our attention is drawn to the joint subversive activities of Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine and his Kenyan counterpart Babu Owino to undermine the legitimately elected government of the Republic of Uganda,” it reads in part.

Kenya’s foreign affairs ministry has not confirmed receipt of the letter.

Bobi Wine, who is behind a ‘people-power revolution’ in Uganda was last month in Kenya to launch a ‘Youth for Africa’ movement.

Wine took Nairobi by storm – talk shows, TV interviews, lectures et al, under the wings of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino.

It is at these events that the Ugandan government says “the duo uttered inflammatory and seditious words against the democratic and legitimate rule of President Yoweri Museveni”.

Odong added that Babu will need special clearance from his ministry to visit the country.

“Any person found aiding or abetting the violation of this directive will be in contravention of a legal order and will be liable for prosecution,” he added.

Babu Owino has since posted on his Twitter account that he has been informed of the directive.

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