What started as a talk show to debate and share ideas on the music industry and the plight of music promoters, turned into a boxing arena after Lubaga South legislator and artiste, Kato Lubwama lost his cool and jabbed a fellow panelist.
Kato Lubwama was invited as a panelist for the Friday Koona music show on spark TV, together with a one Andrew Bajjo, a music promoter. The two started by responding to different questions from the show host, Miles Rwamiti.
However, midway through the talk show, an altercation ensued between the two after Bajjo accused Kato Lubwama of being unfit to be a member of parliament.
According to Bajjo, Lubwama has no merit to be a representative of any constituency in parliament for he does not even know English. Bajjo also accused Lubwama of failure to root for his fellow artiste and singer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine who has been facing a torrid time with the establishment and banned from staging concerts.
“Yesterday we spent the entire day in parliament as promoters, the people there are bright and know English, Kato (Lubwama) can’t match them, what legislation can he do when can’t even speak English?” Bajjo remarked.
Lubwama still maintaining his cool, proposed that the show be hosted in English going forward.
“Let us debate in English, I don’t want us to proceed with mad people on the show, let us change the program to English,” Kato pleaded with the host.
Bajjo then accused Lubwama of remaining silent while the government rinsed Bobi Wine and barred him from concerts. According to Bajjo, if legislators like Joseph Ssewungu who are not even artistes continued to root for Bobi Wine, it was wrong for Kato Lubwama to remain silent.
“There is nothing you are doing in parliament…..” Bajjo continued.
Alas, Lubwama could not wait, swinging his left hand and slapping Bajjo before kicking the table and standing up to complete his assault.
Lubwama then threw a few more punches, before the show host reigned in to calm the situation. However, the show did not continue as Kato later marched out in protest.
When Nile Post contacted the show host, he confirmed the incidence.
“Yes, the fight was real fire,” Rwamiti told Nile Post.
On whether the talk show continued with Lubwama, Rwamiti said; “No, they didn’t even talk after that.”