There has been ongoing debate about the personalities of pop star Bobi Wine and his official self, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, who happens to be the member of parliament for Kyadondo East constituency.
Whereas certain authorities insist the two people are different, and the public has debated on how different or similar they can be? It has not helped.
Recently, the singer had his concerts cancelled over a litany of issues, government specifically accused him of politicising his concerts and running into his different personalities. In other words, the concerts organised by Bobi Wine, end up with Robert Kyagulanyi attending and singing.
Government through the minister of internal affairs, Jejje Odongo recently claimed the singer is milking political capital from the concerts as well as inciting citizens through his lyrical twists.
Odongo also accused Bobi Wine of showing up for other concerts uninvited and hijacking the concerts through procession and people power chanting.
The Internal Affairs Minister also told parliament that many of the concerts that have been cancelled by police had not met the required health, safety and security standards put in place necessitating their cancellation by security.
He said that despite sharing the required standards with the concert organisers, they have on several occasions gone ahead to breach them leaving security with no option but cancel the event.
“The police are mandated to protect life and property, detect and prevent crime and maintaining law and order. They (police) cannot simply look on and abdicate their role of protecting people and their property,”Odongo said.
As fate would have it, the two people (Bobi Wine and Robert Kyagulanyi) finally met at the parliament end of year party in Kampala.
The party that was an automatic invite for all legislators, including Kyagulanyi went well, with the men in suits capsizing to the beats of King Monada in the famous Malwede dance.
The speaker of parliament then thanked legislators for the good work, claiming that they have worked on more bills than in their previous meeting.
The master of ceremonies then invited a suited Robert Kyagulanyi to entertain fellow legislators and he sang Bobi Wine’s songs; starting with Aidah.
Kyagulanyi meanwhile first promised fellow legislators that the music would not be the troublesome one that caused Bobi Wine to be banned.
“Tonight is only going to be for friendly music, don’t fear.”
Kyagulanyi then thanked Speaker Kadaga for being a ‘good mother’ to all legislators before he burst into Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga and all legislators went wild.