Police has deployed heavily at the home of legislator, cum singer, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine after police cancelled his Osobola concert scheduled at One Love beach Busaabala.
By Wednesday morning, heavy trucks full of anti-riot police officers had deployed at both Bobi Wine’s home in Magere and at the beach where the concert was supposed to be.
A number of blockades have also been placed in the middle of roads leading to both destinations.
“My home in Magere is yet again under police and military siege! At about 11:00pm last night, they surrounded my home as well as One Love Beach Busabala, in another move to place me under house arrest and block our Independence Day music concert”. Bobi Wine posted on his Facebook account.
Police in a letter to Bobi Wine notified him that his planned concert had been cancelled for failure to meet the required security measures.
“This serves to inform you that the notice to the Inspector General of Police has remarkable efficiencies that do not guarantee lawfulness, safety and security for the public and the organisers. Regretfully, therefore, the staging of the said concert cannot be allowed to proceed until the concerns raised are satisfactorily addressed,” the letter signed by AIGP Asuman Mugyenyi on behalf of the Inspector General of Police said.
“Besides, police would not be able to fully provide the requested for security as our main effort will be on securing the national Independence Day celebrations in Sironko district.”
The Kampala Metropolitan Police commander and the Kampala South Regional Police Commander have been asked to make sure the concert does not go on because it has not met the required security measures put in place.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango warned members of the public “We advise members of the public not to waste their valuable time going for the show in Busaabala because it will not be there. You can do something else instead of wasting time going to Busaabala,”Onyango told the Nile Post in a phone interview.
On Monday, Bobi Wine told journalists that the concert will go on, despite failure by police to respond to their letter.
“We are interpreting the silence from the police as a green light,”Bobi Wine said.